Posted February 20, 2020
So I was a little over 7 weeks out, still not eating, so I went to see my primary care physician. First thing she noticed was that my left leg was very swollen and ordered an ultrasound.
The ultrasound was not to be for a couple of days, but fortunately they had a cancellation. The results were frightening - blood clots! They rushed me to the ER where I waited for 1) for a clot to dislodge and kill me or 2) for someone to treat me. Hours later, I was finally seen. Never did get a room; was in a bed in a hallway. THANK YOU, KAISER. They put me on blood thinners - had to learn to inject myself (way fun) but it was easier than I thought it would be.
A week and a half later, I still have a Popeye the Sailor Leg and now I'm on lasix. The chances of this happening were slim and none; especially given my healthy blood, kidney function, etc. It is also weird for it to occur so far out after the surgery.
So here I am, wondering when my life will resemble normal again...