I just have to keep reminding myself:
Monday, January 4, 2010
Happy New Year!
Today I worked on staying inside and cleaning a bit. So far I have done dishes, "fixed" the vacuum, (which really means just taking it apart and cleaning it...it's a Bissell Pet Hair vac so it has to have the filters cleaned from time to time) done a few loads of laundry, and made a grocery run. I've also been walking on my treadmill the last couple days to try and get my exercise. I have been scared to get even the least bit out of breath since I've been out of the hospital, but I know it will do me good. Did a little over a half mile today on it, plus walking around Walmart probably ended up being a mile! I can't believe as of January 1st it has been 4 months since I was admitted to the hospital. I am down to getting my blood drawn every two weeks instead of twice a week, and soon will be able to go to once a month if my INR is steady. I have found a support group for people who have had Pulmonary Embolisms called DailyStrength. It is not great to harp on it all the time, but I have days that I really struggle and it helps to know there are other people out there with the same problem.