This morning I got out of bed in a pretty good mood for a Monday morning. I was excited to flip the calendar over from February to March thinking this can only be a better month than the last one! I went to MVP to swim a few laps before going to school. While I was swimming, I noticed that my left arm was feeling a bit tingly and numb. I got out of the water and took a closer look only to find that my arm and hand had a bit of a blue tint. I felt fine, so I headed on to school. After showing a few people what I was noticing, I decided I better call the doctor. Dr. VanderWoude sent me straight to ER to have an ultra sound done, concerned that the port may be causing a problem. Six hours, an ultra sound, and a venogram later, it was determined that a blood clot had indeed started where the port is. I will be receiving Lovenox (a rapid blood thinner) for the next several days and will also start taking Coumadin tomorrow.
This was another discouraging day for our family. I think I was prepared for the side effects of chemo, but not at all prepared for the other challenges that seem to keep coming at me.
I leave you with this quote from the book "Footprints."
"Moments of darkness in our lives may be caused by a tragedy. Yet there is a greater darkness in the eyes of one who has not felt God's love, grace, and the assurance of his hope. There is hope for all of us. There is light. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our hope and light in the darkness."