|Morning has broken. Via Katkam.ca|
After a fairly decent sleep, I'm up early to get ready to go to the walk-in clinic for 9. The leg is tender but there is no swelling (I elevated it overnight). It does seem warmer than the non-operated leg, but there is no redness.
So who knows? The doctor, hopefully.
My rib pain has returned. Not really pronounced, but every once in a while there's a hint of it. Odd.
And my left calf threatened to cramp this morning. It didn't, but that's a scary thought.
I'm worried. But I've been worried before. And in a couple of hours, I'll know whether I'm being paranoid or if there actually is something wrong.
Cross those fingers and toes.
Before I forget, here's a picture from yesterday (July 26, 2014 / THR +22):
|22 days post surgery. July 26, 2014. Photo: Steve Mc.|
Little was resolved at the walk-in clinic. The doctor agreed that I was showing some symptoms and that I needed to get things checked out. Unfortunately, being a Sunday, all the nearby labs were closed.
He suggested going to Emergency at a local hospital. The closest was Mt. St. Joseph's. I figured I'd give it a shot, rather than Vancouver General -- assuming it wouldn't be nearly as busy.
I walked home and called HandyTransit and was able to get a ride to the hospital (emergency!) within about 30 minutes. It only took 10 minutes to get there.
At the hospital the waiting room was dated and vacant:
|Hospital waiting room: Not pretty, but pretty vacant.|
He did say that if I did have clots, the treatment would be the blood thinner I'm already taking. Likely more of it.
I was done by noon. Outside, I called HandyTransit to see if I could luck out again. The answer was no. I'd have to wait 90 minutes.
I decided to just go home. As I can't ride in a cab (too much bending), the only two options were the bus or walk. And it was too far to walk.
So I did a combo. I walked four blocks to Broadway Ave. where I caught a bus to Commercial Drive. I had a seat at the front, so it was pretty easy.
I got off at Commercial and decided to walk the rest of the way: about 15 blocks. I got home tired, but feeling good. More exercise!
And now I wait for tomorrow...
Exercise: ~30 blocks, 20 flights of stairs