Friday was pretty much a normal Friday. Hubs always has Friday and Saturday off. We were excited that we were getting a new stove from the place we rent. I have been cleaning ovens by hand for over 15 years and I don't have to any more! The new stove was supposed to arrive on Friday, but got postponed until Saturday.
I was feeling a bit uncomfortable on Friday night, couldn't sit in my recliner. One of my back ribs hurt but not so bad after I moved to my the kitchen which is now my studio due to water in our basement in June. I went to bed fairly early because of the new stove arriving sometime on Saturday.
When I got up on Saturday morning about an hour later, I was having a hard time breathing. The pain in my back on the left side was getting worse. I thought I must have done something to bruise the rib or something. I tried laying back in my recliner and that made it worse. I tried laying on the couch and could not find a spot where it didn't hurt. So after about a half hour I got up from the couch and hubs was having a nap on the love seat, so I went outside and sat on the patio. My pain seemed to be relieved some.
Hubs got up from his nap and came outside and we had a few cocktails together. My pain seemed to go away.
At about 5:30 my pain came back like block-busters! I was now taking small little breaths because I could not take a deep one! The pain was excruciating! Hubs said we are going to the hospital.
We got to the hospital at about 7:30 pm and I waited in the waiting room till almost 1:00 am. When they finally got me into a bed in ER, they put me on oxygen right away and my blood pressure was 78/41. Around 5:00 am the Dr. finally put me on some pain medications and I was quite loopy, but feeling much better.
I was sent by ambulance to another hospital to have a Cat Scan (with dye). That's when they found the blood clot in my left lung.
I came home the same day as I can inject myself with the blood thinners and I also have to take pills. I will be getting a call from the people at the Thrombosis Clinic at the Royal Alex Hospital on Tuesday. Wouldn't you know all this happened on the long weekend and they were closed. I am terrified!
My son took this pic of me in hospital: