Ok last week I wrote of my plans for traveling down to Okefenokee Swamp to propose to my “Co-planner” of trips, Pamela. Several of you have responded with some wonderful ideas for my proposal.
So far my favorite bit of advice has been “Good luck, and remember: going down on 1 knee is proposing, going down on 2 knees is begging.” Thank you GK for that bit of advice. Right now I am leaning towards the sunset proposal at the observation tower / nature trail. But either way I want to thank all the wonderful blog readers for reading and giving me some wonderful advice and encouragement.
The final reservations were made on Saturday, and plans were being made for the final packing and menus. In short the usual for a big trip.
However today a Monkey Wrench has been thrown in the works. Last week at a routine check up with my Doctor (Thank you Dr. “Lisa”) I told her I thought I some kind of bug bite on my leg with swelling and some minor pain. She was concerned because of the location and my history of DVT’s (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or blood clots and requested that if in a few days if it wasn’t better I have a Ultrasound done on my leg. She also put me on a antibotic and anti-inflamatories for the weekend. The weekend was uneventful but little change was noted to my leg. Well this morning I still wasn’t happy with my leg and came to the Hospital to be checked out.
So as I am writing this blog for my readers I am laying in the bed of room 2764! I do have 2 small DVT’s in my left leg. I have a IV in my left hand and Heprin and Saline are running. I have been started on Coumadin or Warfarin. (which Happens to be the main active ingredient of Rat Poison!) I will find more about what the near future holds tomorrow. I have threatened to sign out AMA (against Medical Advice) if I have to to go on vacation! I am a terrible patient as are most of us in the Health Care fields! But I am trying to be good and to get better as soon as possible.
So right now all my planning (it has been a Year in the planning) seems to be for naught, but I am not giving up on my plans for our vacation but am worried to say the least.
I do want to thank Clarion Hospital for having a public acces WiFi to the internet so I don’t go totally crazy and can write this article for you.
Keep me in your prayers and I will try to keep everyone up to date with what is happening.
Your Obedient Servant,
Gary Smith, Jr.