Pulmonary Embolism

Lower lobe lateral basilar segment pulmonary embolus with subpleural airspace opacity.  What?!  About a week ago, I was working late and not feeling so well.  I was worried I was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, so I had one of my friends take me by the hospital.  I was diagnosed with a blood clot.

Officially, a pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream.  Unofficially, the “check engine” light in my body was BLARING.  I am realizing that I can’t keep up the constant rhythm of going to bed at 2:00 am and waking up at 7:00 am.  Sometimes it’s ok to get to sleep before the stroke of midnight.

Even though I might be sleeping more, one thing I won’t be taking a break from is staying connected to all of you.  I didn’t stop tweeting the whole time I was laying in bed at the hospital.  I want to thank all of you who reached out to me with prayers and well wishes.  It is much appreciated!  I am now taking blood thinners, and am feeling a little better each day.

This diagnosis has given me a whole new perspective on life.  I still want to (and definitely will be) making the magic happen, but I will pay more attention to myself and my body in the process.

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Making the hospital stay official.  The ID bracelets go well, right?

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Thanks to all who sent flowers!

 

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3 thoughts on “Pulmonary Embolism

  1. A Friend says:

    We are SOOOOO GRATEFUL you made it and are making it through this!!!

  2. tyburton2 says:

    Glad you are feeling better Scott!

  3. Friend with a 4 for you says:

    Wow, so happy you are feeling better Scott. You are a Rock Star Scott! Love ya!

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