Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Good News

The doctor says I am healing quite well and has released me to put up to 70 pounds on my leg. What a pleasant surprise. That means I can start using the leg again on my walker, although not fully. I am to return in 3 weeks with the expectation that I will then released to full weight bearing.

More good news. The doctor suspected that my gasping for air spells last week might be the product of small pulmonary embolisms from my leg lodging in my lungs. If that were the case I would have to get on some heavy duty blood thinners for an extended period. He sent me for a spiral CT scan of my chest with contrast yesterday. Apparently, embolisms can be seen in the lungs in this test. I got the results today. My lungs are clear!