by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: After a bunch of tests and a few tense moments, I was released back into society with a nice stack of papers with instructions, I suppose, on how not to die right away.
They told me “yes, there is some new clotting” and “no, there is no new clotting”
Then they wrote on one of my little papers “There is decreased opacification of branches to the right middle lobe which is site of prior pulmonary embolus” which I have no idea if that is good or bad.
Either way… I’m still here and still in pain but will keep doing what I am doing.
Interestingly, while I was undergoing many of the tests, they had these nifty lightboxes on the ceilings for people to focus on. We used to make them for TV studios back when I did that kind of crap. Made a bunch of them for MSNBC’s studio that I worked on. Funny how they’ve made their way into the healthcare world. Took me back a little.
Hi guys. I am going to be heading over to the hospital this morning to have them run these damn tests I’ve been putting off for a couple of weeks. The pains in my chest have been getting worse and my doctor’s appointment this Wednesday is looming ever closer and if I don’t do my homework, he tends to pout a bit. I’ve been putting it off for far too long and like everything else, you can only get away with that for so long.
I’m hoping they will say it’s no big deal, but with my luck they might want me to stay on for a few days and so I am telling you guys this in the eventuality that I don’t have any new articles put up for a few days in a row. I don’t typically do that so I want to make sure people don’t jump to the wrong conclusion.
Jane Hampshire from FireDogLake eventually shut down her website for “health reasons” this past year. A hip problem from what I understand.
That’s not happening here.
They’ll have to pry my keyboard from my cold dead hands… either that or get Comcast to ban me for writing about Monsanto… whichever comes first and is more fiscally responsible for them.
I’ll be back this afternoon to give you an update if things go well. If not, then I’ll see you guys in a couple of days. If things go really wrong, then I’ve left instructions on how to deal with that as well. The website will be turned into a forum and many readers will be given the opportunity to contribute material if they are so inclined.
I like hospitals. Lots of young people running around making a difference, trying to help other people as best they can. And you only have to put up with the God-complex white coats occasionally. Not a bad trade-off in my opinion (hi Lonnie, hi Derrick!)
Anyway, I’m off to the body-shop for a little tune-up.
Have a good day folks. Pet a cat, give a homeless guy a buck and take your dog for a longer walk than you did yesterday. He’ll like that. That’s about all I got for life hacks. That and… “remember… it’s just a ride”