Good Morning Everyone!
How are you? Unfortunately, I had a minor bleed in the very early hours of the morning! Mark had worked a 13 hour day yesterday, came home and changed out my dressing. Everything was fine, we went to sleep late - but apparently, it was just one of those spontaneous bleeds! I seem to always feel the blood on my neck before it reaches my moisture sensor! It was coming from the top area of the wound on my face. So off the dressing comes and got pressure on there, and then got some surgicel to make sure the bleeding stopped! Had to clean myself up, take the pillowcase off my pillow and soak that, my nightgown and the towel I used to clean myself up! Sigh. Mark then redressed the wound and off to bed again!
That totally throws our morning off - the only reason I got up @ 9:00 a.m., was because I didn't want to get further behind on my schedule of meds! I wonder if Dr. Larkin (wound care doctor) will read this entry. She does check in on my blog - she says my bleeds (when they occur in her office) are aging her!
Which reminds me - on Friday, I had a little setback on my emotional well being because of my avm. I was having lunch w/Mark and it's hard for me to eat, as I can only open my mouth so far right now. I remembered Dr. Zane ( ENT ) mentioned something about my having a hard time opening my mouth and I had told him that was happening already. I couldn't remember all he told me, so I put a call in to his office to get some answers. I was fearing the worst and thought the only remedy would be breaking my jaw and resetting it - yikes! Dr. Zane's office has an automated menu where you can leave your message and someone will get back to you. I was lucky enough to get a live person ( I think it might have been the office manager) and she listened to my concerns and said she or Dr. Zane would get back to me!
A little later my cell phone rings and it's Dr. Zane! He explained everything to me all over again and eased my concerns! He assured me my jaw would not have to be broken and reset. I should be back to "normal" in time! We talked about our pets, as we both have Brussels - his family has several! wow! That would be my dream! I can't imagine ever having any other type of dog now! Anyway - I just have to say how incredible I think Dr. Zane is! If you are in search of an ENT in the Corpus Christi area - he's your guy! Very knowledgeable - up on the latest and great rapport with his patients! Thank you Dr. Zane! He reads my blog, so I want to emphasize how awesome he is! His staff is great too! I'll see y'all on the 26th!
Thanks to all for your continued support!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Good Morning Everyone!
Posted by Dulce at 10:14 AM