So much has happened since the last post, so I am going to make things simple. Short and sweet.
I'll start with the first set of big news: I saw my neurologist a few weeks ago. I was looking forward to this because when you are in the hospital, you see your doctor for MAYBE 3 minutes a day. If that. Its ridiculous. So, here was the good and bad of our convo:
- Good News: He was pleasantly surprised to see me "doing so well". I was not sure if I should be scared by this or just appreciative that I was feeling ok that day? My INR levels have stayed between the 2-3 range (yay!) My side effects (hearing, vision, balance) have continued to get better even though I am still having issues. I don't have to see him for another 2 months (I've grown to be really impatient and can't stand a doctor's office at this point). And last but not least...I was cleared to get back to normal life aka working. YAY.
- Bad News: So turns out my clot was 6 inches (crazy, thought it was more like 4). It is still there and will be for a while (10 weeks +). I could potentially be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Really hoping this isn't the case. I still get headaches when I strain. And still get tired very easily. I can never be on any type of birth control ever again. A lot to wrap my head around, but ultimately not too bad. I am more annoyed with my diet limitations than anything. Vitamin K is not my friend. I may or may not have indulged in some beer and wine this weekend. Oops.
All in all it was a good visit and I really like the guy. He's pretty straightforward. We'll see how everything goes. Just trying to take it a day at a time.
Bombshell #2: My dad's brain tumor is back. Goodness gracious can ANYTHING ELSE happen to my family right now? I mean really. When it rains it pours. I have complete faith that God knows what he is doing, but DANG. Sometimes I just get really overwhelmed. Like when I just watched Parenthood and the whole episode was about chemo. Bad move. His surgery is this month and he will begin chemo following that.
Last but not least: I moved. Christy & I LOVE our place and can't wait to get a few more projects done. Like get furniture. And remove all trashbags/boxes from our deck. Anyone with a truck want to come on over and haul it all to the dumpster? :) Anywho, I'm so excited to finally live together. It's great for us because we are both kind of in the same stage of life. And we both love wine. And each other. And each others closet. On the other side of that, I am super sad to leave my preggo family roomies (I was basically dupree- judge me) and miss them every day. I also miss their fur children something terrible. They will be my famiy always. Love you guys.
I will end with I am so lucky to have such great parents and friends. Really. The past few weeks have been rough, but the people in my life help me to be strong when I feel like I'm going to lose it. The first few days in the hospital I was literally so overwhelmed with love that I could not look at any messages on my phone and/or speak to some people because everything was so sweet I cried. And crying = terrible headache. I still get those sweet reminders today and am so thankful for them. And can accept them now with no tears...well sometimes. Please, please, please keep my sweet daddy in your prayers. I know he's going to do great, but I am ready to get this over with ASAP and he and my mom are too.
I'm seriously considering going to bed at 8. This girl is worn out. More updates soon! xoxo