Monday, April 28, 2008
I just like the pic. Guess she had her spider veins fixed. Hmmm....
*I may be taking a blogging break for a while as I have some things to do, but I have added several posts over the last few days. I enjoy getting comments and so please know that I will respond to all when I return.
I have to be at a new doctor's office at 12:15 tomorrow down in another county. He's a vascular doc. Wimpette that I am, I am always wondering if it is going to hurt. I know the receptionist mentioned something about a machine and is why I have to go there.
At least a perk to the day is that...Passionstamper is taking me down and then we will go out to lunch and spend the day together. The last time she did this (last summer)I left the urology office after a procedure and within 10 minutes felt something was significantly wrong and ended up in the ER and then admitted. She had just gotten her Durango 3 days earlier and we were close to the hospital but stuck in traffic.
Suddenly I felt like I was going to be sick! She didn't have any garbage bags, we were stuck in traffic with cars all around and so I couldn't open the door. I knew I was going to have to vomit into my white pocketbook that I loved so much. Just as I got the phone out her daughter held one of those paper car mats under my chin...just in time. I thought I was going to pass out any second as I am vomiting, daughter is holding the paper mat under me and friend is desperately trying to navigate through rush hour traffic and get up to the hospital. Fortunately it was mild vomiting and the new Durango wasn't compromised!
I am trusting that tomorrow will be a lot less eventful. We laugh at that now. :)
Everything in me is resisting the idea of going and I have been fighting with myself not to cancel. I am afraid of what he might say. I know...fear is the opposite of faith.
Last week a former co-worker from the hospital alarmed me stating that I could have a blood clot based on what I was describing and 4 times in the same conversation they urged me to make this appointment and insisted I call them afterward. So I scheduled immediately. I seriously hope they are wrong...seriously!
My computer is in an armoire and the base of the armoire doesn't allow me to extend my legs. Not only that but I have a habit of wrapping my legs and ankles around each other. Admittedly...I get lost in the blogosphere and forget to get up and move around... for hours sometimes. I had superficial vascular things like spider veins that never really bother me and they remind me of the forth of July with their starburst effect. I mean I'd rather not have them but they don't make me crazy like some women feel about them. Maybe cause they're bluish and I love blue. ;)
But during my 18 months of blogging...I have noticed an exacerbation of vascular changes in lower extremities. Definitely blogging induced! I don't have any pain though unless I press the area and then it feels like a bruise. I was told to wear the support stockings back in the 90s by my PCP but I never did. But I also didn't have varicose veins...nothing hard like that. Now I am thinking I might in my front lower leg although I don't see anything other than the discoloration. So...I will find out tomorrow. I am dreading this.
And my life is on hold because really ...I was probably going to do another urology surgery (elective) but wanted to pursue this first. Just want to rule this stuff out. There I vented..I whined...and I am going to do it!
I am planning on going back to the Y to swim this week and sign up for another program. Hopefully our pool will be opening within the month too.
Also if anyone remembers or is inclined to pray or send good thoughts this way...please do. Thanks! :)