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Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by Ridgerunner, May 2, 2009.

  1. May 2, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Woke up Monday and saw that my right arm and hand were stiff and my shoulder was killing me. By the time I was done showering, it was turning blue, and I had trouble bending it. I got to work and 4 people all said simultaneously "you got to go to the emergency" as from their perspective half of me looked like a purple Popeye. So I jumped in my truck and booked to the ER.
    Turns out I have a long bloodclot that starts at my lower bicep and goes all the way up my arm, through my shoulder, and part way up my neck!! I spent 4 days in the hospital-finally came home last evening.
    I am now on blood thinners and anti-coagulants. I have to self-inject one of those every 12 hours into my stomach.
    They're saying it's life-threatening because there's the risk of a piece of the clot breaking away and going to a lung, my heart or brain because the clot is in the deep veins that return blood to the heart, hence the tourniquet effect on my armAnyways, needless to say my life has taken a hard turn. I will do my best to get better, but it's going to be a long road-trying not to over-actvate that arm (I can't do gobs of pushups or curl 55lb bells like I was according to Dr.) and my very laborious and physical job is going to be re-thought as I cannot even get a little scratch because now I'm a bleeder.
    Anyone here have to do injections at home? I have already done 2 and I gotta say, I am not digging it. I have to build up some nads for a couple mins then just do it. Worst part is the dosage is big because I am big-100MGs so it burns like hell as you pump it in:eek:
    So I guess I will be popping in a little more here-I'm going to be off work for a bit.
     
  2. May 2, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Sorry to hear that man. Sounds like you caught that just in time. That is some scary stuff. We are here for you. Get well soon brother. Did they say what the root cause is?
     
  3. May 2, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Hey, Frank.....We're sayin some prayers. :(
     
  4. May 2, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Fine start to the weekend. I'll be praying for you.
    Keep us posted.:pray:
     
  5. May 2, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Fletch said "do they know what the root cause is?" They still don't know. They do know that I overclot as a genetic thing. One of the three Drs was getting frustrated at the fact that nothing was presenting itself. Thanks for your support too:)
     
  6. May 2, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Hi Chris hey Fletch thanks you know they work!!! Hey I'll be fine-Chris knows I'm a tough old bird:D
     
  7. May 2, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    Good luck buddy! keep us updated...we'll be thinking about you
     
  8. May 2, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Prayers are with you.
    That is some scary stuff.
     
  9. May 2, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    sorry to hear ridge. hope everything turns out in your favor! good luck and best wishes!
     
  10. May 2, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    damn Uncle Frank!!!!! hope you get feeling better buddy.....were all thinking about you.
     
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    Thats some crazy stuff.. take care, thoughts are with you...
     
  12. May 2, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    prayers sent happy to here your ok
     
  13. May 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Glad you caught it in time!

    I have two guys at work who do injections. I know one of them had a hard time at first, but no big deal now.

    Get well soon!!
     
  14. May 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    like all said, damn good thing you caught it early. best of luck man. can you dull the area with ice before you inject? keep us updated dude:typing:
     
  15. May 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Get well. Prayers to you.
     
  16. May 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Ridge, sorry to hear about this. Kind of funny how things just sometimes turn on a dime huh? I'll keep you in my prayers and I also know everything is going to turn out OK. Be thankful your co-workers gave you some good advice, and take care.
     
  17. May 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Darn man, that's horrible. Sorry it happened to you. Sounds like you are on the road to recovery... Don't give up hope... you will get better.
     
  18. May 2, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    mws4ua

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    Prayers to you, man. That sucks. I wish I could help w/ the needles question.
     
  19. May 2, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Hi all and thanks a bunch for the good vibes!:) I really do appreciate and value all of you. Ho boy-35 minutes till the next shot:eek::D
     
  20. May 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    Hope you get better man :( that sounds horrible.
     
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