I hope something gives soon
I hope something gives soon
Heres lots of (((((hugs))))) for you things have to start looking up for you soon.
Because of the accident I have already been seeing a few doctors and specialists and now the dr from the hospital but none of them have been willing to connect the clots with me getting hit by the car as it's been over three months. I explained to them I was a very healthy person before all of this.
We have been searching for options we have to see if they can find how the clots happened but so far come up empty. What testing can they do bada??
I'm sure they said they were going to do that in hospital but if they did they never gave me the results
Bubella - What a terrible time you have had! I couldnt read and not reply as I have been through similar.
I suffered from multipl bilateral PEs after the birth of my second child, also after having a rough trot before that (not quite being hit by a car like you though!). Its tough - really tough, and I too had a toddler to care for when I was supposed to be "resting". I feel for you, and I know how hard it can be when all you want to do is sleep, but life goes on around you and you just cant. I am a year on from mine, and life has pretty much returned to normal. You WILL get there!!!
Have you tried to get S&N or QML to come to you for the needles? I managed to do this - especially while I was waiting to be theraputic and had a 3 week old bub. We asked our doctor to sign us up fo the program, it did take a bit of convincing, but I just insisted! With your back problems etc it might be easier for you. You have to arrange it with your doctor. It was a huge help!! Dont forget that once you are theraputic, then your tests will be further and further apart, and will eventually go to monthly.My INR had to be between three and four as I had clots in my lungs, legs, arm and pelvis. I was so worried that if I had a car accident it would mean that I would stoo bleeding 4 times longer than anyone else!! So i got one of these medical tags with warfarin on it to be sure.
Secondly, after I left hospital I felt like I was just left with everything to work out myself. No one bothered with why it happened, what it means for the future etc. I felt very frustrated and alone. I went to my doctor and she was hopeless, so I asked for a referal to a haematologist. That was fantastic. He told me everything there was to know - performed blood test for every possible cause and was just amazing. I turned out to be positive for a blood clotting disorder!!!! Who knew!!! We have since found out that my Mum has it too! She ahas never had a blood clot - so it definitely came as a surprise for us. Do go and get tested, its worth it for peace of mind. And more importantly to prevent future clots. For example, you will need to go on blood thinners when pregnant. I have to go on blood thinners for long haul flights, for any surgical procedures etc. So you really should try and find the cause of them.
Thirdly, You can go on the pill that breast feeding mother go on. Its not as effective as the pill, but nor are condoms!
You will get through this. It is really hard in a way as you feel like you should be so grateful to be here (which you are) but then at the same time you feel so down and so upset that you have to go through everything that this now means for your life. Everyone says "your so lucky" But you are also very unlucky. Of course going through all this is better than the alternative - but that doesnt make it easy! Good luck to you and remember its just a phase - life will get better! Some incredible karma is coming your way
PS: I appologise for any typos - too late to proof read
No.Can the universe really hate me this much?
You're alive. And so is your family.
And for that I am grateful.
But yes, employers can be right a*seholes.
Thank you so much for your wonderful replies. I know that DVT's and PE's are common but they can make you feel terribly alone as well. A friend also suggested a hematologist to try and find the cause and after reading responses I will arrange that asap. I need to know for myself what caused this so I can move forward and be prepared for the future ie contraception, pregnancy and most importantly to prevent it from returning.
I ordered a medical alert band which arrived today and u feel more at ease with it on should anything happen (given my history for this year hahaha).
My INR goal is 2-3 and I'm hoping I will be close to that tomorrow when I have my blood test. Dr said i can stop these clexane injections once that happens..... My belly is bruised and spotted ugh.
It's comforting to know that there are other mums who understand how tough it is then throw kids into the mix on top when you're exhausted at best
Big cyber hugs from me too. It seems that for many of us hubbers that 2011 can't finish quickly enough. Take care of yourself.
your new medical dramas, is that a result of the car accident??? if it is, can you get confirmation of that for your specialist and nominated treating doctor., you should then be able to go back on full workers comp.
legally speaking, workcover/your employer had to send you back on suitable (light) duties after 12 weeks, which is why you're back at work, but with the latest dilemmas, you should be able to get additional time off, and possibly home assistance to help you out with your little one.
sounds a bit dodgy that your work had you sign a new employment contract though, thats a bit sus.
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