Big fat rainbow vs big fat clot



Behold: Mummy has an owie. The nurse at our GP bandaged it today and was aghast I hadn’t gone to the hospital when I did it last night. I was like, dude, I wasn’t even going to come to the GP with it except I have this ankle issue. So much blood. SO PAINFUL. Mummy went a little woozy.

I’m feeling a little fragile tonight. Stuff with Felix, failed DIY projects, fights with family members, moving the house from one end of the house to the other. Then the ankle, the thumb and now the finger. And the tetanus shot.

The doctor is concerned about the ankle. It is ‘highly unusual’ for bruising with such an injury to go up the leg. I’m really hoping this doesn’t fall into the ‘highly unusual’ category that we were in when Oscar’s pregnancy went to hell in a handbasket. I have to have an ultrasound to check I don’t have a blood clot. I have to get it x-rayed to check I haven’t cracked/chipped the bone.

This was meant to happen this afternoon, but I was (FINALLY) meeting someone – M, a friend – who I met on Twitter, then discovered we were also connected through K and now have a total girl crush on. We were meeting on the other side of town.

I kind of TOTALLY forgot about getting back for the x-ray and scan. I had this weird thought in my head to keep an eye on the time but would then dismiss it because Chef was home and had it all in hand. Then, 15 minutes before I was meant to be there I remembered. WHOOPS.

Now I’m meant to be going tomorrow afternoon at 3.15 but K has a surprise trip to Sydney with my god-daughter in tow and I am their designated driver for the day. AND we’re hooking up with M in the morning.

Tomorrow is  like getting smacked in the head with a big fat rainbow for me and there’s no way I’m missing it or diluting it with stupid scans and the like.

Take that stupid body.





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  • I didn’t want to say anything and scare you, but that amount of bruising so high up the leg doesn’t seem right to me either. I think you should have the scan/x-ray whatever, don’t put it off. Have your friends meet you at the hospital! I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.

  • Kill

    Where’s the scan? We should be able to whizz there OR you leave us at allergist and get your dodgy ankle checked. Jj could still meet us at ours on way in? I’ll check. BTW, I had a very dodgy sprain at school that bruised from toe to knee. And I still had to do swimming training. No probs. But still, you MUST get yours checked. I am not having you with a stroke or other weird blot clot related disorder for our sake.

    • Mona Vale. And I was of the belief that short of LOSING a limb you had to attend swimming training.

      Of course today the brusing has gone down substantially. But I’m going to Melbourne in 2 weeks for my annual craft weekend sojourn and so yes, I should get it checked.

      While I do love making a scene even I have my limits.

  • Yeah, for fucks sake. You are in craft camp pre training, keep your eye on the prize you twit. Have things checked out and don’t make come yp there.

  • Look, I’ve gone from years of reading and never commenting to commenting overdrive in one quick week!
    My mum has just had a DVT in her leg (threw herself down a hill and blew out her knee, footballer style, with the added bonus of 3 – yes 3! – blood clots in her leg). Don’t wait, get it looked at as soon as you can. She’s finally come off blood thinning meds after 4 months and is still having physio. Not fun, kinda scary and not worth messing about with.

  • Listen to you all coming over all parental! I love it. Mandi – can you comment from now on? I love people who comment – A LOT. Hear that lurkers? COMMENT DAMN YOU. It’s good for my ego while dealing with my penchant for paranoia.

  • jac

    *deep breath* OW OW OW OW OWWWWW
    …that is all.

  • Paola

    Don’t mess with your body. Have it checked. Friends won’t go anywhere. In fact friends will be by you.