Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pain in the arm...

Well it seems as if it's not one thing then it's another. The 4th round of chemo as described wasn't too bad, however Anna started to experience some pain in the top of her forearm. She really noticed it when she would pick up Ryker or bump into something. When Anna called the nurses they told her to come in and get an ultrasound of her vein. She has a blood clot. Totally scary; so we thought, apparently there are such things as 'superficial blood clots'. These are the kind of blood clots that aren't very nice, only care about how you look, and will talk behind your back...Just a little humor for ya. Actually, superficial means there is a very remote, sleight, limited, unlikely chance of the clot moving to places it shouldn't be. The doctor wasn't very concerned and told Anna to put heat on her arm and to take Aleeve to allow the clot to be absorbed more easily into the blood stream.


  1. My grandpa used to say, "If it ain't one thing, it's another!" That surely is the case! Hang in there! Hey, Anna! Here's a little something to put a smile on your face: My cousins and I are starting clogging lessons again a week from today! Can you imagine??? My sister said she'd pay me $20 to show up in a leotard. Do you have one by chance?

  2. Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend by the pool!:) Wish we could see you but maybe even a little more I wish I was going with you!