Saturday, April 30, 2011

♥Update♥

First of all I want to say thank you so much for all of your concern and prayers!!!
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I had to have a couple of procedures done on my leg to remove the clot and they put a stint in. 

It appears I have had some abnormal sized veins probably since I was born, and it wasn't detected until the combination of birth control pills (to help prevent ovarian cysts) and smoking (yes, I know, bad Nicki!!)
compounded the issue and formed massive clots running from my stomach down past my knee.

They have me on blood thinners and anti coagulants. I get to have my finger pricked several times a week to check my clotting time. But I am alive!! Wow is it ever good to be alive after going through such a huge scare. 
I have to stop the birth control and quit smoking cold turkey. So far, so good.

I've been home since Thursday night but a little too scatter brained and sore from everything to get on here and update.
Today I am finally able to walk some and am going to venture out to the grocery for a short trip.

Again thank you so so much for your thoughts and prayers!!!
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18 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you are doing better! Bad Nicki indeed! lol Take care..

    Wanda

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  2. Oh thank the lord Nicki!! You must stay on course and not smoke and be safe. good luck with it all, and get well.
    xxoo

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  3. So thankful that everything has gone well. Am praying for a speedy recovery for you.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  4. wow..what an ordeal.so happy the you will be fine...albeit with some changes and some "sacrifices." But...ALL worth it to be alive and well! Take care of yourself!

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  5. Take care! Thoughts of you and speedy recovery!

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  6. So glad your doing well....and yes, very scary! Take care of yourself and please stop the cancer sticks! I'm like a monkey on my sister's back for her to stop also!

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  7. So glad you are feeling well enough to venture out!! Hope all is well....praying for a quick recovery!!!!

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  8. Phew! Glad you're okay! Slow and steady girl! Don't go too crazy too fast.
    xo, Amber

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  9. So happy to hear that you are doing well. If you need anything give me a shout... Have a good weekend

    Pattie

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  10. Hi Nicki,

    Oh my what a scare! Glad you are better! Take care!

    Hugs,
    Debbie from NJ

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  11. So happy to hear you are home and feeling better...take it slow!

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  12. i am so happy to hear that you are doing well - relax and take your time recovering

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  13. Yes ...No more smoking for sure....As a nurse, I see this alot.....
    You can do it, and thank goodness your OK

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  14. I've been wondering how you were doing. So glad you are ok...and alive. I believe I told you in an e-mail that I wouldn't harp on the smoking...but I've changed my mind! Harp harp harp...stop smoking...harp harp harp. Just keep up the good work Nicki. YOU HAVE TO. We like your blog! I do hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Cindy Bee

    Cindy Bee

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  15. So glad you're home! get some rest!

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  16. Get well soon! So happy you are ok!
    Hugs!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  17. Hope you get well soon. Best thing (and easiest thing)I ever did to finally stop smoking and stay stopped was read "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Allen Carr. Best $20.00 I ever spent. Good Luck and get better we need more of your lovely inspiration.

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  18. Sounds like it was a really good thing you caught it when you did Nikki. Glad you're on the road to healing. Vanna

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