Tuesday, March 3, 2009

In and out of the hospital again!

So.... well, after checking in with the nurse to tell her the antibiotics were not helping my swollen arm, she asked me to stop by their clinic. I did so, and they said it no longer looked like infection, they thought it was a blood clot, and they wanted to hospitalize me to watch me and do more tests. They were sure it was a blood clot just like they were sure it was an infection. After the tests they were sure it was not a blood clot, and then thought there must be a mass in my lungs, so they ordered more tests. Thankfully, there was no such lung mass. So now I have the docs puzzled. They can't figure out what happened, and they have no idea where the swelling is coming from- this also means they can't figure out how to fix it. It is rather painful, and looks similar to a latex glove blown up.

So back tomorrow for more chemo. And they blew so many veins in the hospital, that I have no idea where they will be able to do the chemo. If I were to play the if game, I would rewind and have them give me a port, so that my veins would still be slightly intact. 4 treatments to go, and then on to the next leg of the journey. I am happy to be home, asking all of you for your good thoughts and du'aa.


UmmFarouq said...

I am so sorry you are going through a "new" puzzling something to add to your already overflowing plate! I am thinking about you dear.

Bama Bedouin said...


I am thinking about you. So glad to see that you are back to posting, I find myself wondering how you are a lot lately. Insha'allah this thing with your arm is nothing serious and you get through the next 5 chemo treatments with ease so you can get on with the rest of your life. Love you.

Bama Bedouin said...

By the way, the last post was from me. I dont know how to change my username on your blog :)