Folks: Here’s the situation on my wife. The doc came in just a little bit ago and said the X-Rays etc showed that the blood clot(s) had evidently not completely dissolved and passed from the other day. She had told us outright the other day that since my wife’s new to her job and has no insurance, that she was sending her home a day or two earlier than had she had good insurance. Ain’t that how it goes??? Anyway, to quote my wife this morning “This is more painful than having a baby”. And it’s going to get worse before it gets better according to the doc because they are having to give her breathing treatments, to ward off pneumonia, because she tries to hold back the coughing and deep breathing because it hurts a lot worse to breath deeply or to cough. But, the doc says that she MUST cough to get the lungs clear both of the clots and to stop pneumonia. They now have her in dilaudid (sp) for pain.
Now, my question for everybody is this. Or at least to anybody who may have ever had a blood clot in their lungs. Are blood clots REALLY that painful??? I mean, I know they are, cause my wife has a high threshold for pain, but is the doc being totally honest in that THAT is what is causing THAT much pain??? The doc says that THAT much severe pain is “normal” in having and/or getting rid of blood clots. Is the doc being totally honest??? If so, how long should the pain last from the onset of treatment??? I know everybody is different, and the number, size, and location of the clots all play into it, but this has me worried that the doc isn’t being totally honest about this??? Thanks for ANY answers in advance. Chuck ----- No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2013.0.2904 / Virus Database: 3184/6359 - Release Date: 05/26/13 -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "VFB Mail" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to vfb-mail+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.