Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bump in the Road

Well, we hit a bump in the road yesterday.  I came to the clinic for some testing to see how well my chemo is working and the CT scan showed I have a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in my right lung).  So I was immediately admitted.  It stinks because I feel great right now and yet here I am sitting in a hospital bed.

I am thankful that they found the PE, since they can actually be fatal if not treated.  But it stinks that I got it.  Dr H says that it isn't an uncommon thing to have happen for chemo patients and that I will need to be on blood thinners for quite a long time to prevent more.  We're waiting for some insurance approval right now.  If our insurance approves a home injection, I can go home soon.  If they don't I will be here for at least 3-5 days on an oral med instead.

As far as results from the tests about how well my chemo is working...we're still waiting on those.  I do know thee CT showed no cancer BUT I don't think the cancer showed up in my CT before either.  I need to get some clarity on that before I start jumping for joy.  Hopefully today will be a multiple post day and I'll have some good news to share later!


  1. Lindsay! We continue to think of you & wish you good health. Lots of love to you!

  2. I haven't been reading your blog long but i wan't you to know my family's prayers are with you and yours! Stay strong!


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