The first week back was a little rough. I was nauseous every morning, which has not been my pattern. Due to the clot and bleeding from the week before I left, I wasn't supposed to lift anything heavy, and I had to watch others do all the work of moving without lifting a finger myself. Torture.
The last three days have been pretty great, though. The hole in my chest stopped oozing, and it's scabbed over well. On Thursday, I got a PT-INR, which measures how thin my blood is. It was a little too thin, so they reduced the Coumadin I'm taken, and I got to stop getting those painful Lovenox shots in the belly. I'll get another PT-INR tomorrow, but I can do that locally without going to Nashville.
That's my simple, quick update. It's good to be home!
Today, though, I was catching up on emails, and it seemed like I had dozens of interesting things in there. This is totally off the subject of this blog, except that these are the kinds of things I find fascinating.
- Swiss scientists produced a robot that is wirelessly controlled by an almost quadriplegic person from 60 miles away!
- Heard all the hype about December 21, 2012 and the end of the world as supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar? Archaeologists have discovered a Mayan calendar going 7,000 years into our future.
- How far is science from the technology of the Avengers?
- You'll be thrilled to know that 60% of us can't go 10 minutes without telling a lie
- An amazing genetic breakthrough in chemotherapy treatment for glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
Ok, gotta go. It's still pretty busy around here.
Thank you, NBB, for the reminder in the comment of the last post that I need to give people an update.