Yesterday was the last of the needles to the stomach. It was the hardest day to stop the bleeding from the poke site. I got a bit of a chuckle a few days back a friend, well intentioned and we laughed together about it, suggested, why don’t you just put a bandage over it to if into stop at least contain the bleeding. My laugh came from me thinking and saying: “oh,gee why didn’t I think of that”? I told him I was going to post on this as if he had this thought possibly others did also.
my blood is now very thin, flowing with a consistancy, I suppose more like water than blood. The ability of the blood to clot is reduced, don’t want any clots in those tiny heart arteries of mine. It needs though to be able to clot to stop any bleeding.
Mostly it has been similar to when you donate blood. After you just hold gauze to the puncture for a minute or so and you are good to go. Same here, it is just pressure was required for a little longer. But, it stops, on goes the bandage.
Now I did try to remember to check it. A couple of times it was fine, other times it was blood soaked, other times I would forget to check until I could feel blood running down my stomach, clean it up and start the process over. Each time with length of time the pressure was applied was increased. That cycle went on all day.
Was this in anyway serious, life threatening or anything like that. No, just messy and annoying.
I am finished with those needles at least for now.
Off to see the family doc this morning. It will be the first time seeing since a lot of all of this has happened.
Thank you to all for the continued support.
I am writing this post as I have several others on the IPod. This is great, I don’t have to tackle those stairs to the PC. I have realized this thing auto corrects. I noticed a couple of times the correction wasn’t to what I was saying or meaning. You might have to guess at some of what I was trying to say. Lol