It’s been a really rough last few weeks for me. Almost 2 weeks again, I had what I thought was an allergy attack one evening. I took some medication and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, I felt worse. My husband had already left for the city for work and I had no other drivable vehicle. I texted my neighbour and she quickly took me into the hospital as soon as my son was on the school bus. After being at the hospital for 2.5 hours and after lots of blood work and a chest x-ray, they diagnosed me with a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung). They immediately gave me a big dose of blood thinners and sent me by ambulance to Calgary for a CT Scan. The first hospital we arrived at, all of their CT Scanners were down so the EMTs took me across town and to another hospital. I was in the machine within 4 minutes of arrival and the scan took less then 10 minutes! It only took the physician about 10 minutes to read the scan and so they sent me back to my hometown hospital. The scan revealed that the blood thinners had done their job and the clot was gone. Whew! They discharged me to go home (only 7.5 hours total from admission to discharge!) with a puffer and some other steroids for my lungs. I’m not totally feeling back to normal quite yet… my breathing is fine, I just feel run-down and tired.
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~ Ally ~