I developed a pain quiet a severe one at top of my left calf a few days b4 my 1st cast change.
I went in on 28th Oct. Had the half cast removed and got the stitches out. Saw the scar and was impressed that it was small and had healed v well.
I explained to my Doc that I have severe pain in my upper calf. He examined it briefly and told me it’s OK. The nurse putting my cast on says it could be a clot and goes back to the Doc. But she is also told it is not.
So I hop out with my new cast and head home.
Nov 4th 5.30 a.m. I wake up with pain in my right side. Think I must have slept in bad position. I turn onto my left side. Pain intensity keeps increasing, eventually to a level that effectively paralyses me.
After an ambulance journey to hospital and numerous blood tests, scans, injections I’m told on Fri evening a clot is stuck in my lung. It will take a few months for the lung to heal. I’ll be on warfarin (blood thinner) for next 6 months. If I could get my hands on that Doctor I’d punch his lights out.
Another week in hospital. Unable to sleep, using a zimmer frame to walk, scared to close my eyes. Mentally tortured. What if it moves, what if there is another one, what if i don’t wake up. Tortured.
After another week at home I get back to work on Nov 22nd. Lung better and able to sleep.
For anyone reading this, Please insist on a factual diagnoses if you have any similar concerns. Get it checked. I would not wish what I went through on my worst enemy. Insist on getting it checked. I should have!!
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