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Behind enemy lines

Bet you guys didn't expect to see this? Neither did I. The night sister has said I can sneaky spod if I want, so here I am, posting to LJ. Hopefully it doesn't disappear off everyones' friends list too quickly.

Anyway, here is the news. Went to the docs cos my "leg cramps" hadn't got better and she immediately started going on about "deep vein thrombosis" which sounds bloody scarey. She then sent me on my way to St. Peters to confirm it.

I've ended up in the "medicine assessment unit" (MUA). The early part of the morning had me being poked and prodded and then giving numerous blood samples. Then they stuck one of those feed things in me and squirted me full of drugs. Tummy rebelled at all the needles, but my Will was strong.

After that was lots of waiting as they didn't have a spare bed. Then lots more waiting in a real bed for an ultrasound. The bed is in a mixed ward, but has a gizmo that whilst cool is a product of the devil. I found this out when I managed to crash it and the nurse rebooted it up into XP. Anyway, gizmo is a phone, TV, radio and webbrowser. I can even access my webmail. Unfortunately I can't access LJ - hence sneaky spod.

Ultrasound was slimey :) and uncomfortable as he had to press down hard. He couldn't confirm if it was a boy or a girl but did find a clot. So now they injecting me with blood thinning stuff and if/when I get out, I'll be on blood thinning pills for 6 months.

In theory they plan to let me out tomorrow (thursday), so I'm not sure there will be much time for visiting, but we shall see.

Miss everyone loads. Hope I get out soon enough to see people at either of the forthcoming large gatherings.

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Hooray, glad to know you are ok-ish. I've had a, non-baby-related, ultrasound and it was goopy, and cold, eugh. Have you thought of a name for your clot yet (Thrombus for a boy maybe?)?!

And (c)lotte if it's a girl?
Wooo!! SO good to hear from you and you are in hosp where docs can prod & make you better.

Hugs - lots of them.
Hope you're out soon!
*healing vibes*
You rock, I refuse for anything other than swift healing to occur.

i mean dude, i ahve not even seen your shiny new hair yet!
Get well soon.
Jungle drums and suchlike being a poor form of communication at best, I have only just learned of your affliction. Hopefully they will let you out as planned tomorrow, but, if not, call me in the morning and I'll bring over anything you need.

DF
Sorry I've been so crap at circulating the news - had an awful lot on my plate at work and at home recently, including half my team (not just Chris) being off sick and half my family being ill too. It's been one of those weeks! :-(

Get well soon, Chris, let me know if there's anything else I can do to help and I'll see what I can do. Glad you've sussed a way to spod and LJ at least!
Thanks to the Powers That Be that you went to the doctors quick enough. Stop whatever are you up to, what with trying to electrocute yourself and all- I hate funerals. :-(

If you don't get out tommorrow, I could come and visit. Also, if you are kicked out during the day, I can provide a bangers taxi service home in muppethex old banger. Probably I can get alternate transport for myself in the evening, in case you are kicked out after ~6pm.

I don't have your phone details, and not sure what email address to use either. I am jenny at gould dot to if anyone else can pass this stuff on to me. (((((hugs)))))
feel better soon!
Get well soon! :) :)
Glad to hear you're still with us.
Get well soon and I hope you make gatherings soon.
Take care of yourself.
Hooray for ninja spod! And get well soon. :)
Get well soon!
aieee hospitaly doom! no worries, hopefully things are getting sorted as they should be!
Damn! Glad to hear you're, er, ok, sort of.

Ultrasounds are rather cold and gooey from what I recall...

Anyway, take care and get well soon.
Get well soon old chap
*big hugs* hope you're feeling better and they release you. If you need anything call as J is off so we can bring you stuff up.
meep. i was worried. you being better is a good thing. if you need anything just call me.
if you're in for longer i'll visit you.
blood thinning drugs are odd. my mother has to take them.
being poked and proded like that not the best way to spend the day, hope you get out soon.
Take Care
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Get better soon..

And hopefully see you this weekend?

*hugs*
Woo! Glad to here you are doing well. Hope you're out soon.