Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who sent love, positive vibes, and prayers my way. They worked! On Monday I found out that the blood clot in my heart is GONE! I will be going back on June 13 to get an ablation. Hallelujah! I couldn’t be more relieved.
Rewinding a little bit, I first had the best weekend. I went to my sister-in-law’s baby shower, caught up with old friends and lots of family, snuggled my adorable nephew as much as my sister would allow, celebrated my little brother’s birthday, hung out with my grandparents and parents, and had an all-around good time. On Sunday afternoon my mom and I drove up to her aunt and uncle’s in Red Wing to stay the night before heading into Rochester the next morning. It’s always a treat to visit with them.
Unfortunately I started to feel nauseous before going to bed that night and ended up vomiting at least once an hour until 3:30am. I don’t know what it was (food poisoning, perhaps?). Neither my mom (who was sharing the room with me) nor I got much sleep. Maybe an hour. One really bad hour of sleep.
Monday was one long struggle. I had a few tests in the morning 9-12:30 at Mayo and then had a long break until the consultation with my doctor at 5:30. Instead of going around to local stores to see the noosa sets and doing some work, my mom and I went into the Quiet Lounge and took a long nap. Thank goodness for that Quiet Lounge. It saved us both.
Then it was time to meet with my doctor and find out the test results!! But first we had to wait an additional 2 hours, because she was still in a procedure and had another patient to visit before seeing us. I used this time to take another nap. I was so tired, but at least there wasn’t any more vomiting! We were finally called in at about 7:45. I really had no clue what to think going into the appointment. Obviously, I hoped that it would be completely gone, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I figured it would, at least, be smaller in size. My doctor jumped right in with the news that they could not find any trace of the blood clot. I immediately teared up with happy tears. Then afterwards called Michael bawling with the good news.
I think I puked that blood clot out.
Or maybe it was the blood thinners that I’ve been taking since December.
We’ll never know.
Along with happy, blood clot free news, here are some other fun things:
- I like the idea of this cheeseburger chopped salad even though it sounds super weird.
- This sounds like a Failure to Launch situation. Better call in Sarah Jessica Parker.
- So many books to read! This will keep me busy.
- Contemplating buying this tank. I waited too long and the medium sold out, but I may still go for the large. Plus, it’s on sale. Plus, I love her story and message.
- The love story I never thought to tell. Lovely.
Also, I had to stop taking my anti-arrhythmia meds yesterday, so that they get completely out of my system before the procedure. This is slightly terrifying. I’ll be an anxious, lazy freak for the next 3 weeks.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Any fun plans?