What a week so far! Monday morning I ended up in the ER with symptoms like those I had before the pulmonary embolism. They ran a bunch of tests...CT, EKG, Doppler of my legs, blood, etc. All came out great - which is wonderful news, but we still don't know why I am having the shortness of breath, and extreme lethargy. I went to my cardiologist on Tuesday and they ran an echo...which also came out really great. Now what? I will see a pulmonary specialist on Oct 18th and see what, if anything, they can find. Maybe I was still feeling the effects of my head cold, or I became anxious because I was having the breathing issues and that made it worse? Not sure, but below are my results...
CT = no more blood clots in my lungs
EKG = normal
Doppler of legs = only very small clots that present no threat
INR = 2.9
Echo = heart is back to normal. Cardiologist said if he had not seen my first echo he would not be able to tell I had a pulmonary embolism! Yay for me!
My INR had dropped quite a bit when I was checked at the anti-coagulation clinic yesterday - down to 1.9. Need to get that back into the therapeutic range of 2.0 to 3.0.
Feeling better today - just having some allergies going on with a headache. I can live with that.