A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living with Mesothelioma- A Scan finds rays DVT


What a day it has been taken up with running around with rays appointments.

He was awake at 5am making me a cup of coffee. Light on and telly on –60 minute make over at 5am -i just wanted 60 min sleepover.

His leg was hurting so how could I moan as he has always been so good with me through my illness so now it was his turn.

I was pleased to be able to get out and take him for his injection at 12.30pm.

I walked Louis around and sat in the car to wait. i couldn’t believe how busy it was with cars going in and out all the time. Ray came out and said it was busy and noisy inside as well.

We came home to lunch and then had to go back for his Ultra Scan 3.30 pm.

We left Louis as I wanted to go in with Ray so I knew what was going on.

It was still very packed with walk in casualties.

A lady had fallen at work and had hurt her foot. She was giggling all the time she was there. A man who had hurt himself 2 weeks ago and had just reported it. Silly as old wounds have heeled wrongly and will cause more pain.

Then little boys in football kits with hurt arms. Little babies wit cuts on their foreheads.


A brave little boy who had cut his finger at a birthday party and was proud to show me.

Image result for ultrasound picture of dvt in the lower leg

Ray went in at last for the scan. The radiographer couldn’t find anything in the veins so asked Ray where did it hurt and then she found it. She marked it off to put it on rays computerised notes.

He was in there for an hour as she was very thorough.

Then we had to wait again to see the nurse practitioner. He explained the tablets that ray will have to take and gave him info on DVT. which usually occurs in a deep leg vein, a larger vein that runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh.

It can cause pain and swelling in the leg and may lead to complications such as pulmonary embolism. This is when a piece of blood clot breaks off into the bloodstream and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs.

We went to tesco and got his prescription

Rivaroxaban prevents blood clots forming in blood vessels by stopping a substance called Factor Xa from working.

Treatment usually lasts for three months and involves taking rivaroxaban twice daily for the first 21 days, followed by once daily until the course ends.

So that is it all the drama is over and the end of a worrying time.

Mr Jeremy Hunt is so wrong as the NHS does work 7 days a week now and the Minor Injury units are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 08:00 – 20:00.

They are so busy and are really helping A&E out. I didn’t see one person there just for the sake of it everyone seems to genuine cases from what I saw.

Well done I was so impressed.

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Its no fun getting old. I was awake with the pain in my leg about 3 am. Couldn’t get back to sleep. Hobbled to the toilet twice. got up and made cuppa at 5 am we sat watching telly finally got up 6.30. I have to go to the clinic at 12.30 for another jab in the belly. Then 3.20 for a scan.



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