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    Leg Pain

    I've been having leg pain for months now, seems to be getting worse. Finally went to the doctor and based on what I told him he thought it might be a blood clot. Went this past Thursday for an ultrasound on my arms, neck and legs, they tell me my doctor should have results by this coming Tuesday. I get home from an outing yesterday to a message on home phone saying this is the doctor's office saying its really. really, really important I call the doctor right away, well his office is closed til Monday, What kind of message is that to leave someone? Now i'm on edge til I find out tomorrow.
    "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

    #2
    Contact whoever is covering for him, or an er doc. A blood clot is very dangerous. Explain the situation and ask what you should do. I had a clot in my leg, that became a pulmonary embolism. Very serious stuff. Best of luck.

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      #3
      You want to take it very easy until you know more, exercise can dislodge a clot and that could spell trouble.

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        #4
        How are you doing?

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          #5
          Originally posted by castout View Post
          How are you doing?
          Went to my doctor today and he showed me the test results, 99% blockage in the femoral artery in left leg. He said I have to wait til I see surgeon on May 25. Told me to take an aspirin a day and not over exert til then
          "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

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            #6
            Thanks for updating. Did he put you on any Coumadin? It's a blood thinner. Best of luck with everything.

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              #7
              smoking at a 'reasonable' rate is supposed to lower blood pressure.. GL, go slow... I'd be up someones ass!
              Snook


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                #8
                Smokerman, just sending over some posi-vibes. Take it easy, low exertion and light toking.
                You should read your doctor the riot act but don't stree over it right now.
                Health first.

                Your IC team is with you.

                DA
                Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly- Chesterton

                Weed The People - DickAnubis

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                  #9
                  Went to the surgeon today, told me what I already knew 99% blockage in the femoral artery. He sent me for a blood test and is setting up a ct scan then surgery. He said the balloon won't work and that he will do a bypass. All this is starting to piss me off. I don't have the luxury of staying home, I have to work and I do a lot of physical work. The pain is very intense when I'm working. The sooner this is fixed the better.
                  "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Smokerman View Post
                    Went to the surgeon today, told me what I already knew 99% blockage in the femoral artery. He sent me for a blood test and is setting up a ct scan then surgery. He said the balloon won't work and that he will do a bypass. All this is starting to piss me off. I don't have the luxury of staying home, I have to work and I do a lot of physical work. The pain is very intense when I'm working. The sooner this is fixed the better.
                    surprises me they let you go anywhere. 99%!
                    Snook


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Snook View Post
                      surprises me they let you go anywhere. 99%!
                      When I had my heart attack, I waited 6 months for double bypass. Health care in this province (Ontario) blows large.
                      "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

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                        #12
                        CT scan june 15 then surgeon june 22, bullshit can't work properly without pain, this is fuckin bullshit. I have to work
                        "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

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                          #13
                          That is bullshit! Your employer won't cut you some slack?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by _tessarecting View Post
                            That is bullshit! Your employer won't cut you some slack?
                            I'm self employed, run a small HVAC company. five techs plus myself. This is the busy season, we need all the work we can get. I just want this fixed asap so I can carry on.
                            "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." Leonard Cohen

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                              #15
                              There's a time when we all have to slow down. This is one of them. You really really don't want a piece of that clot to break free.

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