Sunday, February 10, 2013
Health Scare of 2013
I do not get sick that often. It is really surprising honestly with two kids. In the middle of December I got a really bad cold and then laryngitis for almost 3 weeks. About a month after I got this cold/laryngitis I started to get a painful stabbing pain in my left rib. I went to see the Dr the 4th because I couldn't breathe w/o the pain and I was not sleeping due to it. I was pretty sure I had hurt/bruised/broken a rib from coughing so severely but I needed to get it checked out. He had an x-ray taken (my first ever!) and then did a series of blood work. The x-ray came back clean (no broken rib) but my blood work showed a positive result for a blood clot. So on Friday I had to go get a CT Scan. That was an interesting experience but luckily I have great family that is there for me. It came back clean and meant that it was a false positive for the blood clot. YAY! So we still aren't sure what is causing the pain but I am just trying to take it easy and not hurt my side worse. I hate getting old!