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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Grizzly Weinstein [userpic]
I am sick but healthy man

I was going to make a post about waking up choking on my own blood last night, but that isn't as interesting as tonight.

Tonight I starting bleeding again at about 7:00, but it only lasted a few minutes. Gargling with ice water helped and the bleeding stopped. At about 7:30 however I started bleeding again and because it was coming out really fast I also vomited up into the sink. It was really gross there was lots of blood in the vomit (in fact it was just about all blood). tavalon was quite impressed with the amount of blood and since the bleeding wasn't stopping we decided to go to the emergency room. joystormer drove and got us there quite quickly, cursing the guy going 20 in front of us the whole way. Wasn't much of a problem as the bleeding stopped on the way to the ER. Tavalon was concerned with all the blood I lost over the last few days, she estimated it to be 600cc (she is a labour and delivery nurse, so it was probably a pretty good estimate). She requested and the agreed to a insert fancy medical name for blood test here. They also started a saline IV drip to get my fluids back up. It ends up the drip was not necessary, my blood level was at 40 (40 what?) they said the meant I was healthy as a horse (a really healthy horse), it also means I normally had a level at about 46. As expected my white blood count was at 11.5 (10 being normal). This was expected since I was recuperating from a surgery, it would be higher and I would be running a fever if there were an infection.

tavlon deserves super-kudos for cleaning out the sink, she took pictures. It looked like someone had been murdered in it. I promise if I post them, they will be behind a cut with a warning. I have no idea if they came out, I do not want to see that again just yet.

smootches to joystormer and tavalon for their help tonight.

Comments

I only took pictures because with all the splashed blood, it really did look like a kick ass death scene, a la psycho. Now that I know that your Hematocrit is 40, I'm not worried about you bleeding to death and my horror flick fan girl side came out to play. It looked really, really gruesome, y'all.

Cool

Woah - that's pretty cool!

Maybe the incisions won't heal quite right, so that you'll have these holes which you can cause to bleed profusely by contracting muscles in your mouth and throat. It could be, like, your super power: you could spit blood in the eyes of evil-doers, or faint, or something. That would be, like, awesome!

Knowing my luck, if I had a tonsillectomy, I'd probably wind up with an infection. Having those babies fill up with puss doesn't sound very appetizing!! Blood is bad enough. Ugh.

Er, uh, anyway, have a good night! :-)

Re: Cool

I was telling tavalon and joystormer last night that maybe it was like the stigmata. Maybe there was some religion where their martyr was crucified by his tonsils and I am bleeding on their major holidays.

I like the super hero idea. I need some tights and a really cool name, like "The Amazing Tonsil Man" or one that is actually cool.

I have not been a very helpful nurse lately have I?

Sounds like you're in capable hands though.
I am dealing with some exhibit related crap.... then
I want to come over and visit you, maybe see the pictures?
:)

Helpful nurse

You did a great job helping me out, thanks for making the extra effort when you had a lot of work to do.

Your exhibit will put Belltown on the map!

tavalon rocks tookies.
I am so glad she is here.

So, the boy is down to his last card. He bleeds again, he gets another trip to the OR. So sayeth his surgeon, Felix the cat.

We finally saw the surgeon today and he says he didn't know about all the difficulties. Ugh.

And lastly, what are tookies? Just wondering. ;)

I Dont' know what tookies are.. but if you rock them.. they must be cool.
:)
and....
I'm glad you're here too....
even though we havne't had time to hang out yet.

soon?

I was worried about you.

I hope you feel all better soon.