Hi ladies, sorry for the delay, I spent four hours up the hospital , had a blood test, legs measured, bp taken, blood sugar taken, legs examined, chest checked with stethoscope, stomach examined, everything but a scan done lol, the blood came back normal showing no infection and highly unlikely ( even though they can’t say for sure from blood test) to be a blood clot, so I have been discharged, she May get my doc to refer me to a vein surgeon as I do have veins that are painful if I kneel on them, part of me wishes the scan was done to be sure, but they were obviously confident that it’s no clot so that’s good , my bp was through the roof and they were threatening to up my meds but it did come down a bit as I was near to leaving, I’m always bad in hospital it’s double what it is at home , hope you are all ok, I’m so sorry for not replying to you all but I have started and lost threads and got confused, it don’t take much honestly xx
Ok, so some good results there, no infection, no dvt. Getting to see a vein doctor seems the right thing to do. Maybe you could check to see if that's what she decided to do. Hope she has! Now you rest up easy tonight and keep your leg up.
Take care my lovely!
That all sounds very positive Lara Lou....very pleased to hear it.
Well they've certainly given you a good going over and it's good news. I'm so pleased. Hope you can settle down and relax tonight xxxxx
Great news, I hope you are able to relax a bit now that you know you have had a proper once over.
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Hi Lara Lou,
Glad you are home. When my daughter had a DVT they wouldn't let her out of hospital, so I wouldn't worry too much. xxxxxxxx
Thank you Alison, I’m starting to think I’m just being paranoid, I was never like this, I’m turning into a hyperchondriac im sure, I’m becoming one of those people who I never understood before, I need to get a grip lol xx
Thank you so much teddy, big hug to you xx
Thanks hysteria, I just need to stop worrying I think lol xx
Thanks arla I will put it out of my head now lol xx
You are right nannyanny, I need to take it as gooD news and put it out of my head now, thanks Hun, your poor daughter by the way, I’m glad she is ok now xx
Has anyone said what the problem is? You aren't being paranoid if your legs have swollen up. I showed mine to my friend yesterday, who said one looked slightly different. I went to the docs with it back in November straight away!!! XXXXX
You're not paranoid Lara. It's sensible to check these things out and I would be worried too. But hopefully your mind should be at rest now and your GP is aware. xxxxxxx
So sorry you are having worries
Re hypochondria Most of my family and friends are medics My daughter has five consultants and doctors in her in-laws family Her father in law is An emergency consultant very useful when we go skiing in a family group
Medics are the biggest hypochondriacs in the world I speak from experience
I had trouble free periods normal pregnancy and delivery No problems at menopause yet I ended up withstage 3A Grade 3 endomedtriod adenocarcinoma 16 years post menopause My chief emotion was indignation
I think a cancer diagnosis undermines our confidence and we always tend to look at worst possible scenarios rather than more mundane diagnoses such as possible phlebitis for limb swelling especially if varicose veins are present
Are your sugar levels well controlled as I see you are diabetic?
Lara lou xx no your not paranoid at all, if your legs are swelling then there swelling and its important that the medics check these things, so I think you are being very sensible indeed. Better to get these things checked out and it turns out to be nothing to worry then not bother and have a serious issue. On this note I would say we need to be body aware you know your own body and its important to get checked out if you at all concerned. The good news is that they seem happy to say its not DVT but it could of been so you did totally the right thing there and their reffering you to a vien speacialist is great as I am sure they should be able to get to the bottom of the problem.
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