Hello everyone - I thought I would pop in & let you all know what has been going on - especially in light of my urgent message for the CSNW ladies on Tuesday.
Also to give my apologies to the CSNW ladies as I did not make it to their meeting last night.
But before I do I must say a very big thank you to you all for the amazing birthday cards I received. Once again I was very touched by your kindness.
I recently noticed that I was having a problem with my left foot & ankle & over the last week or so it had started to puff up quite badly. So on Tuesday I went to my Doctor who suggested I popped along to A & E to get it checked based on the problem I had 6 years ago. "Pop along" - now there's a laugh! We were there six & a half hours! The decision was that I might have a DVT so as a precautionary measure I had blood taken & given an injection & an appointment for the next day (Wednesday) for an ultrasound.
Yesterday I duly attended for my ultrasound. The lady assured me there was nothing to worry about at the top of my leg - but as my calf was so puffed she couldn't really see the smaller veins. The next step was to return to A & E for referral for the consultants comments. I was given an ultrasound report to hand in & told they would be expecting me. Ha! that doesn't mean what it seems to say. Five hours later I saw the consultant. He is sure I have a DVT in the lower part of my leg. So! I have to have an injection every day for the next 6 days. Have to have is not quite the statement I would use as in fact I have to give myself the injections. I did more or less do the one yesterday under the supervision of the nurse - but not looking forward to doing it to myself today. At the end of those 6 days I have to go back for another ultrasound & then to A & E for referral to the consultant again - I just hope its not another 5 hour wait
So ladies there you have it.
As you know I have been "off air" for a little while & now have quite a nice build up of photos to share with you. I have the photos from the Mold II meeting on 28 June, & a couple of member showcase photos - all of which have to be downloaded to my computer. Also photographs of my lovely birthday cards which I will have to take over the next few days.
I will be back fairly soon with some of the photos.
I trust you are all keeping well. Tak soon.