Monday, April 1, 2013

Blood Clot Is Gone

So, I guess the most important thing about this post is the talk about my CT scan results. Officially blood-clot free! I will spare you all the very frustrating, annoying details about doctors, waiting, waiting, needles, more waiting.

All that matters, really, is that the clot is gone. I will be on Xarelto for another six months, at least. I may not ever really know the cause of the clot. This, of course, is a bit unsettling. I feel like I'll always have this huge "what if" hanging over my head. Just waiting for another one essentially. Waiting, and hoping that it's caught in time.

I was off work on Friday, and spending almost the whole day in the doctors' offices is not the ideal way to spend a day off from work. But, I will say that my sister being there with me meant the world. It's not fun to spend time waiting, especially in such a depressing type of clinic. But she did. And she never complained.

After my scan, we both went and got our hair cut then picked up Jason so he could be there for the results. After the great news, we ran a few errands then met up with friends to celebrate.


Saturday was pretty low-key. Sarah had stayed the night then we got up and did a workout together, went shopping, and ran some more errands before she had to leave and get back home. Jason and I had a really late lunch then spent some time playing pool and listening to music.

Sunday was another wet, dreary day. I had hoped to get in a run before we had to head to our home town for Easter lunch with the families. But lightening, hail, thunder all added up to a treadmill run. I am thankful that I do have access to a treadmill through work. However, I will never be great friends with the old dreadmill. I did, however, manage to eek out 6.5 miles before calling it quits.

We spent the rest of the day with family. My sister hosted Easter lunch. We went with an easy theme - taco bar. Everyone could just build their own tacos, so it was super easy and super relaxed. Luckily the rain moved out and the sun finally started to show itself. This meant that the kiddos could hunt Easter eggs. Always fun to watch. 


I didn't get pictures with my sis and I with our dad unfortunately. Sometimes I fail in the photography game. But, we did get a good one with us and our mom.

So, a great weekend despite rain, storms, excessive amount of time sitting and waiting. It was all spent with family and friends - with some great news as icing on the cake.