|Quilt made by my great grandmother Malone|
The bad news is that my INR level was too low this time, so I started back on the Warfarin, but in a lower dose. Then on Friday my right arm started hurting very bad when I would use my shoulder to lift it. It was harsh pain too. It lasted all day and night. Then I woke up on Saturday with my left leg the same way. I was unable to lift my leg from the hip at all. And I mean using a towel to lift my leg to get into the car to go to the ER.
I had ultrasound and x-ray for blood clots or whatever else. They turned up negative. But they found an extremely low INR. So they prescribed the Lovenox shots twice a day. Now I give myself shots again twice as often. No reason for the arm and leg problems were found. The doctor said the best case scenario is that it is the neuropathy getting worse from the platinum-based chemo. I guess my oncologist and I will hash all that out tomorrow and come up with a plan to find out more.
I finally got to the point where I can lift my leg and arm again today. Tomorrow is a hard-to-work-out transport day, so I figured I could drive the truck myself. I got in and did a practice run around the parking lot, but the air conditioner fan is broken. It makes me nervous to drive it, thinking something else might cause it to break down on me, but it might be alright. I don't know. So i guess I'll work out what I can with family. If I need to sit around a few hours, that's okay. But I don't want to put anybody else out. I'm running my sister too much.
I won't get into the ugly side of chemo side effects this time. Needless to say, it was not good. Those 4 pills, twice a day, for 7 days did a number on me.