Ok so I have a bit of a dilemma at the moment.
I still have no firm diagnosis of anything really and am still reeling from the latest hospital stay and the outcome of the tests I had.
So anyway onto the next thing!
I have had an extensive history of clotting both in my legs and in my lungs. Have now got a filter in my aorta to stop the little buggers getting to my lungs which I am pleased to say is working very well in conjunction with the Rivaroxaban I take daily.
However I now seem to have developed another dvt in my lower left leg. I went to see my gp on Thursday last week and he arranged for me to have an ultrasound scan on Friday morning.
Got to the hospital booked into the unit had bloods taken, bp, pulse and sats done. Bp was high but sats were quite low, 93. But I felt OK bit out of breathe but normal for me at the moment.
Went of for my scan only to discover they do not scan the lower leg, hospital policy, so the guy scanned my thigh and behind my knee and then declared that I had no clot in my thigh! To which I replied I know its in my calf!
I was then sent back to the unit to see a doc. Basically even though I show a lot of the symptoms of a lower leg dvt, pain, tenderness and swelling, I couldn't be diagnosed with one. I have been given another scan appointment for this Friday to see if it is still there or if it has travelled up to my thigh.
Now my dilemma is the following.
Do I try to follow my normal routine and stay as active as I can or do I make my clot worse by resting and taking it easy. I have talked to my hubby about it and he says to do what I think I should do!
My thinking is that if I make it worse they will have to do something about it and I can then push to get some form of testing done to find a cause. Haematology just don't want to know anything about testing to find out why bit I need to know for my peace of mind and then I can also inform my 2 boys of what they can do to avoid anything like this.
I really don't know what to do. I am 50/50.
I am sorry for going on and hope you are all feeling fab!!