Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend Recap!

Thank you for all of your comments on my last post with your advice, encouragement and virtual hugs. It's been a bumpy ride and your support has been priceless. I have spent more time in the hospital over the past few weeks than I have in my entire life!

Friday

• After spending all day at the hospital, I stayed home to unwind for the evening with Nights in Rodanthe.

Saturday

• I woke up feeling pretty bummed that I would be spending Valentine's Day without hubby for the first time in 11 years.

• Took another day off exercise after getting the blood clot news on Friday.

• My Mom and sister came over to cheer me up in the afternoon.

• Went for my next anticoagulant injection.

• Received a beautiful flower arrangement from hubby.



• Spent the evening with my best friend who ditched her hubby so I wouldn't be alone. How's that for a good friend? Thanks Sarah!

Sunday

• Went to the gym for some bike, treadmill and stepmill. Felt good to exercise.

• Another injection.

• Dinner at Mom & Dad's.

Monday

• Family Day in Ontario - holiday!

• Woke up early to go to the hospital for my blood test.

• Spent four hours (!!!) waiting for the results (thankfully, I brought a book): levels have not changed. My liver is metabolizing the drug too quickly (common in young people). Dose has been doubled.

• Another injection - really starting to feel like a pin cushion now.

• Dinner with my best friend and my sister-in-law (who are sisters) and their families.


Misc.

• Shoulder is doing great. Have not worn the sling since Thursday. I might try a light run next weekend...

• Hubby comes home in < 3 weeks!

• This week is going to be hectic: injections every day, blood work on Thursday, Thrombosis clinic on Thursday, have to squeeze in an appointment with my family doctor, hoping to hit the gym a few times. Not to mention work!

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Hope you all had a great weekend!

27 comments:

Melanie said...

yikes! all those injections, and now doubling your dose! you're a strong girl... you'll get through this. Glad to hear about the shoulder feeling better though! 4 hours is a long time! lemme know if you need company for the waiting room next weekend, i can meet you there :) Very sweet of M to send you those flowers too. The next 3 weeks will go by super fast with your busy schedule. :)

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear that you had to spent Valentine's day without the hubby. Glad to hear the shoulder is feeling better!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You can get through this! You're doing great so far. :-)

Laurel said...

I was without my hubby this year too. It was a bummer.

Glad to hear your shoulder is feeling better. You're doing great.

Blyfinn said...

Glad the shoulder is feeling better. Hang in there. Time will heal almost everything.

I Run for Fun said...

Sorry you have to go through all these treatments. But you sound very positive and are taking charge. Great going!

Marci said...

Marlene I'm amazed how positive and upbeat you are staying!! You seriously need to plan a mini holiday when your hubs gets back. You totally deserve it. Hang in there!

Marci said...

Marlene I'm amazed how positive and upbeat you are staying!! You seriously need to plan a mini holiday when your hubs gets back. You totally deserve it. Hang in there!

Brian said...

That good to hear your shoulder is doing better, and you seem to be doing damn fine with the injury if your going to the gym and stuff. Keep it up! Ugh, work? At least youhave a 4 day week :)

D10 said...

Glad to hear about the shoulder. That is one less think to think about. Sounds like you got a busy week ahead!

Denise said...

Aw, the injections suck, I know. I feel so bad knowing what you're going through. I'm so glad your friend came over for V day, that was so nice of her. Hopefully the next 3 weeks fly by!

BeachRunner said...

Sending Beachy hugs!

Lily on the Road said...

One day at a time girlfriend, don't stress to much about trying to fit everything in...you are doing so very well, keep up the great positive attitude, that is 90% of it....

;^)

J said...

Hope the week goes smoothly for you! So glad you had someone with you this weekend for Vday. Your family and friends seem really great!

Jocelyn said...

Sorry you couldn't spend it with your husband, but it still sounds like a great weekend overall!

Heather said...

Sounds like it will be a busy week - hope it goes well!

Saface Macdonald said...

3 weeks! Woohoo!

I had a blast and we shold do it more often!

Marcy said...

Dang girl, its' like one injection right after another.

What a beautiful arrangement :-)

aron said...

those flowers are sooo pretty! that was so nice of your friend to come spend v-day with you! you are on the home stretch now until he gets home right? gah i cant imagine... plus all you have been going through. you are a tough girl!

all those injections sound so not fun eeek.

lindsay said...

ugh injections. i've been on random rounds myself and they are the pits. at least yours are working and solving the problem! i'm really glad you are doing better everyday.

your husband-ditching-friend is awesome!!! glad you still had a good v-day weekend and the flowers are beautiful!

Amanda said...

That stinks about your shots, hopefully they'll get your doses stablized soon and you won't have to go for monitoring as often. Those are gorgeous flowers, and that is awesome that your friend hung out with you on V-day. Get well soon!

Kristen said...

Sounds like you have been busy!
Sarah sounds like a great friend to keep you company!

Glad you're getting some exercise in!

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joyRuN said...

So sorry to hear about all the shots :( Ouch.

Sarah sounds like an awesome friend, and YEAY for the gorgeous flowers!

Jess said...

Uck, all those injections sound horrible!

Running Around Acres said...

Needles, needles and more needles. Yowsa!!! I hate needles. But glad you are hanging in there and have good close friends to help out and keep you company. Hang in there girl!

X-Country2 said...

Boo to a solo V-day, but yay to the beautiful flowers. Nice work. :o)

Hang in there and good luck.