Help - blood clots or not

helen e
helen e Member Posts: 223
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I woke up yesterday morning and my left calve hurt. I had surgery 2 weeks ago and had it wrapped in a heating pad when my husband asked me why I had done that. When I told him that it hurt he asked me if I thought it might be a blood clot I froze I have been sitting a lot not to mention taking naps. I know that I should call the Dr. but I still have presents to wrap for my kids and husband. I don't want them to keep me overnight especially tonight but I'm scared too. I did take a muscle relaxer last night just incase but it didn't help either. What to do, what to do?

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  • cruf
    cruf Member Posts: 908
    Blood Clot!
    Call your MD! It's not something to play with. If it is a blood clot, you need to be seen ! You don't want it to break lose.I don't want to scare you! Hopefully it's nothing! Please let us know what it turns out to be. Hope you're feeling better and you have a great holiday. HUGS!! Cathy
  • Megan M
    Megan M Member Posts: 3,000
    cruf said:

    Blood Clot!
    Call your MD! It's not something to play with. If it is a blood clot, you need to be seen ! You don't want it to break lose.I don't want to scare you! Hopefully it's nothing! Please let us know what it turns out to be. Hope you're feeling better and you have a great holiday. HUGS!! Cathy

    Call your doctor asap.

    Call your doctor asap.
  • jk1952
    jk1952 Member Posts: 613
    Megan M said:

    Call your doctor asap.

    Call your doctor asap.

    If you haven't already done

    If you haven't already done it, you need to call your doctor. I have had blood clots, and my doctor was able to treat me in his office rather than going to the hospital. It could be nothing, but you are describing my symptom.

    Joyce
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    I hope
    you have called your doctor. You do not want an embolus.

    Maureen
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member

    I hope
    you have called your doctor. You do not want an embolus.

    Maureen

    They can treat this
    They can treat this sometimes without being in the hospital. Go take care of it. Let us know how your doing.
  • helen e
    helen e Member Posts: 223
    Went to ER
    I called the Dr. today finally and he told me to go to the ER and he would order a sonogram and let them know I was coming in. So I went and yes it was a clot. They decided that they would treat me at home. So lucky me gets to give myself a shot in the thigh twice a day for however long it takes to dissolve as well as taking cumadin (blood thinner). So I would just like to say thank you to all of you for pushing me to call my doctor. The pain kept getting worse and I realized that I can't afford not to call. Thank you, you all saved my life.

    Helen
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    helen e said:

    Went to ER
    I called the Dr. today finally and he told me to go to the ER and he would order a sonogram and let them know I was coming in. So I went and yes it was a clot. They decided that they would treat me at home. So lucky me gets to give myself a shot in the thigh twice a day for however long it takes to dissolve as well as taking cumadin (blood thinner). So I would just like to say thank you to all of you for pushing me to call my doctor. The pain kept getting worse and I realized that I can't afford not to call. Thank you, you all saved my life.

    Helen

    Just glad yout ok.

    Just glad yout ok.
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
    Kat11 said:

    Just glad yout ok.

    Just glad yout ok.

    glad you went and that you
    glad you went and that you will be ok.
  • New Flower
    New Flower Member Posts: 4,294
    carkris said:

    glad you went and that you
    glad you went and that you will be ok.

    I am so happy that you have been treated
    I was very worry about your conditions.
    It was on time.
    Happy holidays
  • crselby
    crselby Member Posts: 441
    Glad you got the care you needed
    I didn't chime in but I was waiting with bated breath and hoping you would get to the hospital in time. Wishing you the best healing. Please take good care of yourself.
    ~~Connie~~
  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
    helen e said:

    Went to ER
    I called the Dr. today finally and he told me to go to the ER and he would order a sonogram and let them know I was coming in. So I went and yes it was a clot. They decided that they would treat me at home. So lucky me gets to give myself a shot in the thigh twice a day for however long it takes to dissolve as well as taking cumadin (blood thinner). So I would just like to say thank you to all of you for pushing me to call my doctor. The pain kept getting worse and I realized that I can't afford not to call. Thank you, you all saved my life.

    Helen

    Glad you went to ER
    I am so glad to read that you are ok now Helen. You scared us!

    Sue :)
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    crselby said:

    Glad you got the care you needed
    I didn't chime in but I was waiting with bated breath and hoping you would get to the hospital in time. Wishing you the best healing. Please take good care of yourself.
    ~~Connie~~

    Helen
    Helen, I am so glad that you went to the ER and you are able to be treated at home.
    Healing vibes coming your way.

    Margo
  • Calleen
    Calleen Member Posts: 411

    Helen
    Helen, I am so glad that you went to the ER and you are able to be treated at home.
    Healing vibes coming your way.

    Margo

    I
    glad you went to the er!! and lisented to the advice!! Thank God your ok!! Once again it shows how important this board is and all of the Sisters on here helping each other out!!

    Calleen
  • cruf
    cruf Member Posts: 908
    Calleen said:

    I
    glad you went to the er!! and lisented to the advice!! Thank God your ok!! Once again it shows how important this board is and all of the Sisters on here helping each other out!!

    Calleen

    Thank you!
    Helen, Thank you for going to the Hospital. Bad things happen when those clots break lose and I didn't want you to go thru that just because you didn't want to miss Christmas. You did the right thing and you will be fine! Take care of yourself. Remember, You're #1. HUGS!!! Cathy
  • jk1952
    jk1952 Member Posts: 613
    cruf said:

    Thank you!
    Helen, Thank you for going to the Hospital. Bad things happen when those clots break lose and I didn't want you to go thru that just because you didn't want to miss Christmas. You did the right thing and you will be fine! Take care of yourself. Remember, You're #1. HUGS!!! Cathy

    I'm glad you went to the ER.
    I'm glad you went to the ER. Now, just be sure to follow doctor's orders. I didn't follow them as well as I should have and it meant a much longer recovery period. I'm fine now, and you will be too.

    Joyce
  • DebbyM
    DebbyM Member Posts: 3,289 Member
    jk1952 said:

    I'm glad you went to the ER.
    I'm glad you went to the ER. Now, just be sure to follow doctor's orders. I didn't follow them as well as I should have and it meant a much longer recovery period. I'm fine now, and you will be too.

    Joyce

    So happy to read that you
    So happy to read that you went to the ER. Take care!

    Debby
  • Megan M
    Megan M Member Posts: 3,000
    helen e said:

    Went to ER
    I called the Dr. today finally and he told me to go to the ER and he would order a sonogram and let them know I was coming in. So I went and yes it was a clot. They decided that they would treat me at home. So lucky me gets to give myself a shot in the thigh twice a day for however long it takes to dissolve as well as taking cumadin (blood thinner). So I would just like to say thank you to all of you for pushing me to call my doctor. The pain kept getting worse and I realized that I can't afford not to call. Thank you, you all saved my life.

    Helen

    Helen, so glad to read that
    Helen, so glad to read that you will be ok now. Clots can be so serious. I am sending you lots of hugs!

    Megan