I had another leg ultrasound today. The good news is that things didn’t get worse and nothing new showed up. The clot/thrombus is still there and it’s going to take time to dissolve. My leg feels a bit softer when you poke a finger into it, which is an improvement.
Best news is that I don’t have to continue Lovenox shots. Thank you, God. Really and truly, thank you. I’m back on Xarelto once a day in a teeny tiny little red pill taken with dinner. No Lovenox should mean no nausea and better sleep quality as well as not being a pin cushion.
Strange news is that my belly actually has two large hematomas as well as some smaller ones. Everyone was quite impressed by their size. The one on the left has been there for 3 weeks and does seem a bit smaller, but it’s still quite hard. The one on the right side, up closer to the bottom of the bra, has been there a week and is 6″ x 4″, and quite angry around the margins. I’m to use a heating pad 4 times a day for 20 minutes, and ice for the same, for a week before checking in again by phone. If it’s not getting any smaller, she’s going to send me for a CT scan.
There really isn’t any bad news, which is good news.