So...... it has been an interesting few days. As some of you know, I was in a car accident due to ice back on January 28. After a trip to the emergency room i was told I was fine and to just go home. Well I hobbled around for weeks before going back to a doctor. Finally a CT scan showed that I had 2 breaks and a torn ligament and i needed surgery. I had the surgery on March 12 and thought i was on the road to recovery. Well last weekend I was in Lexington with a friend working the Home and Garden show there. We worked Thursday night April 2 and everything was fine. I woke up on Friday knowing something just wasnt right, I had major pain in the back of my leg. We didn't have to be at the home show until 5 and had planned on shopping all day, TJ MAxx, Home Goods, Marshalls, oh yeah, we were hitting them all, instead we spent the entire day in the ER at the University of Kentucky's hospital. If you ever have to go to the hospital and you are in Lexington, run away far away from this old, dirty hospital. NExt year there will be a new hospital in this old dirty hospitals place but oh my it was not nice there. My dear friend Beth is a germaphobe, not as bad as Howie Mandell , but being in this hospital was not easy for her and I told her to leave me and go out and shop like we had planned, but God love her, she said she wouldn't leave me there, and she didn't.
After giving them my blood and having to endure an ultra sound of my leg, I was told I had a blood Clot, a big blood clot the entire length of my leg. YIKES! Blood clots run big time in my family and like my brother said when i told him, "welcome to the club". Definitely not a club I ever hoped to join, but here I am. The ER doctor agreed to let me stay out of the hospital if I promised to check in with my family doctor first thing Monday morning, and if my dear friend Beth would be willing to give me my blood thinner medicine by injections in my stomach, yes, my stomach, which she did, again God love here, that is definitely more then she signed on to do! I called my doctor first thing Monday morning, a doctor I had had for over 10 years, only to find that she was booked all day and her nurse told me to go to the er to have them check my blood. I asked what hospital I should go to in case they needed to keep me and was told, " go to any hospital, Dr B. doesn't have hospital privileges ANYWHERE! Has anyone ever heard of a doctor that didn't have hospital privileges???? I hadn't. Long story short I went to our local Hospital and was ADMITTED, I was not a happy girl. After more blood tests, another very painful ultra sound, No sleep, and finally in the morning I was told by my very nice possible new doctor that there was really no reason I was admitted and it was possible that my insurance company might not pay for my stay. Well, I told my nice possible new doctor that if they didnt pay,then guess what, I wouldnt be paying either. He then told me that he apologized to me from the medical community he was sorry for my series of unfortunate events that I have endured for the past 3 months. I now have to go to an anticoagulation clinic for the next 6 months, FUN! They will monitor my blood.
My advice to everyone is, if you have to go to a doctor or a hospital, ask questions, question everything, so many times things are done just because "that is the way they are always done", you can say NO and I did several times, and often had the nurses say, good for you, there was no reason they needed that anyway. Don't feel bad to ask questions, just do it! God Bless and thanks for stopping by!
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