Still Alive

Out of the hospital for about a week now. Had computer problems, fixed now. Haven’t really been up to blogging anyway. Catching up on anime: Gargantia and Railgun primarily.

Turns out that the anesthesiologist’s fuck-up was compounded by the original hospital not looking too closely. I started having trouble breathing so I went into a nearby hospital’s ER. They ran tests and admitted me, thinking I was having a mild heart attack. Turned out I was dealing with multiple pulmonary embolisms (embolii?) in both lungs. For the non-medically educated, which included me: blood clots in my lungs.


So I’m on medication for the next nine months and have no idea when I’m going to return to work. And have to deal with nearly fainting when I stand up (sometimes). I pushed myself too hard fixing the computer last night and it ended up taking me four tries to just walk across the hall and collapse on a bed for thirty minutes to rest.

Going back to see the neurologist today, will update this evening.

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8 Responses to Still Alive

  1. I’m glad this didn’t kill you. I’m sorry that it’s severely crippled you. (It isn’t fun being severely crippled, is it?)

  2. Mauser says:

    Time to trade in the Catgirl Nurses for Catgirl Maids to help you along. (The one with the glasses is an IT expert too.)

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Well, I wouldn’t say that I’m severely crippled. I can walk without cane or walker, push a grocery basket, and piddle on a computer. I’m pretty much still employable, except for two lingering problems: my walking isn’t necessarily in a straight line, and I’m not going to drive (much, if it all) until that stops.

    And in Houston, being unable to drive is tantamount to being crippled. I won’t mention the public transport options.

  4. Mauser says:

    I visited Houston once. I can see what you’re talking about.

  5. Mauser says:

    How DID it go with the Neurologist?

  6. Ubu Roi says:

    Decently well, but things went downhill after that. I appear to have re-injured my neck and I’m trying to get an appointment to go back for another evaluation. This really sucks; I was probably about ready to return to work.

  7. Mauser says:

    Just a poke to see how you’re doing.

  8. Ubu Roi says:

    Enh. Alive and bored with anime. Reading manga, but seriously unmotivated to write.

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