Saturday, February 21, 2009

4 Weeks Later

It was four weeks ago today on that fateful January day when I decided to go cross-country skiing. I hadn't even considered the possibility of getting injured.

For two weeks, I was almost completely laid up.

In the third week I learned that I had developed a blood clot in my arm as a result of the immobilization.

In the past four weeks I have been to the urgent care clinic three times, my family doctor once, the hospital four times, the blood clinic twice and the clinic for my blood thinner injections eight times (my stomach is covered in bruises). Over the next couple of weeks, I still have countless appointments including the fracture clinic about my shoulder on Monday (he will probably suggest that I start physio - more appointments!), the thrombosis clinic Thursday and more blood tests. I hope to be finished with the injections this weekend. My date book can't keep up!

Through all of this, my husband has been far, far away on a business trip that was extended from four weeks to seven.

The good news is:

• Hubby comes home two weeks from today
• I feel confident that I can start running again

Unfortunately, there has been some significant bad news around here this week (not health related). It is not something I am prepared to discuss here (yet), but if I am MIA, you'll know why. Sometimes I feel like running away from everything and taking a leave of absence from 'life', but other times I think I should just keep moving forward and distract myself however I can.

Maybe getting out for a run will help clear my head...

24 comments:

RunningLaur said...

Feel better, we're all thinking of you. :)

Blyfinn said...

I'll pray for you in hopes that all the things in your life start to calm down and you can enjoy happiness.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You certainly have been through enough. Whatever you're going through, hang in there. If nothing else, this time has made you stronger. *hugs*

Amanda said...

I'm sorry to hear you have some bad things going on right now, keep your chin up.

X-Country2 said...

Aww, I'm sorry life's been kicking you in the teeth lately. Hang in there and take care of yourself.

Melanie said...

[hugs] my offer still stands, so if/when you're ready, you know where i am. hang in there, these next two weeks will fly by. Good luck at your appt on monday! :)

Road Warrior said...

Things will get easier. They just have to. A good run always clears my head. I hope it does the same for you.

Marci said...

The running blogging community is behind you. I am sorry you recieved more bad news, but I am thankful its not your health. Take care and we will be here if/when you want support! {hugs}

Saface Macdonald said...

You're family and friends will always be close by to support you in whatever life brings you!

xoxo

I Run for Fun said...

I am so sorry you are going through all this. I do hope things get better real soon. Hugs!

lindsay said...

sorry about the additional bad news! i hope you are able to work it out with yourself and not let it hold you down. two weeks is exciting though, it's hard to believe it's been 4 weeks already!

Denise said...

Something else? Man, I'm sorry. I hope you're doing ok. If you want some random person to chat with, you have my email. Hang in there.

Running Around Acres said...

Glad you are getting back into the swings of things and back to your hubbys arms soon. You're always upbeat.

D10 said...

Sorry to hear you received some bad news. I'll be thinking of you. Hope you are able to work through the situation. Try and stay postive and keep moving forward. Things will look up.

Girl on Top said...

Oh hon! You can get through this. Sometimes things happen in our life that makes us better. This is one of those times.

Remember the positive & keep the attitude great. Look for those opportunities that seem to hide. You are better than any hardship!

joyRuN said...

You've got quite a plateful there. Good luck with everything.

{hugs}

Heather said...

Sending you all sorts of virtual hugs, prayers, frozen lasagnes and whatever elses I can think of. You have certainly had a rough four weeks. I hope things start looking up soon.

aron said...

hang in the girlie... i hope everything is ok!! its been a rough few weeks for you... i hope things start getting better soon!

Laurel said...

There's more? Oh girl, I hope things start looking your way soon. I'm happy the hubs is coming home soon!

Hang in there, we're thinking of you :)

J said...

Hope things are ok over there! We are here for you!!

Marcy said...

(((BIG HUGS))) Marlene!! I so so so hope everything is ok. Hang in there chica. And if there is anything you need or anything I can do, drop me a line. I'm SERIOUS!

The Happy Runner said...

Wow. Hang in there -- I'm sending you some happy, positive vibes.

You've had a tough time and I really hope things get better!!

BeachRunner said...

Big HUGS!!!

I feel for you and am so glad to hear you are almost through this. I have been sick for just one week and I am going insane. So your long, spouse-less plight is almost too much for me to imagine. Hang in there.

Brian said...

I hope everything is ok! Just keep thinking, two weeks!!