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Unreal day

My predictions were right - I have a blood clot. Actually, I have two. One in my right hand, and one in my right forearm. THANKFULLY, they are superficial. They don't know why they are there, but may be related to something from the surgery. I have a nifty brace for my arm now, which makes me feel like I'm wearing my bowling brace, and a prescription for 500mg Aleve to try to resolve the clots. Very rarely do superficial clots cause any problems. The only thing I'll have to do is make sure I work with my surgeons to insure that we try to avoid clots with the surgery next month, and try to weigh anti-coagulants against bleeding from surgery.

Now for what makes the day unreal. I was taking my mom home today after a CT scan and we stopped to grab a few groceries for her. We were stopped in the parking lot of her seniors community piling her groceries onto her walker so she could get them in. This guy, maybe in his late 40s to early 50s, stopped his car alongside my van and came around to where we were. His words were "I don't want to weird you both out, but I wanted you to have these to make your day a little brighter!". He then handed me a dozen red roses, which I promptly handed over to my mom. I thanked him and wished him a wonderful day as well. He hopped in his car and left. This is a gated community, so he must have been there visiting someone. He was too young to live there.

He didn't give out creepy guy vibes. He seemed like he was geniuinely wanting to spread a smile to others. Sometimes, you forget that there are people like that out there, but they do exist. With hubby being gone and the pain of these blood clots, it still seems like a pretty good day thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

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standbackstevie
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Whoa! So sorry about the blood clots. How scary and painful! I hope they'll go away soon without any further problems.

Wow, a random dozen roses from someone just being genuinely nice? Maybe there is hope for this world after all. How cool!
trshtwns01
Nov. 7th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
I know! I still can't believe that the guy did that. I know there are probably pessimists in this world that would say there was motive there, and had I been alone I probably would have refused them and gotten away from him quickly. However, he kept his distance, leaned over to give the flowers rather than coming in close to us, and he just had a genuine feel to him. After saying his statement, he immediately turned around, got back into his car and drove out of the complex gates.

It really did make my day shine a little brighter.

Ok, time to take the heat off of my arm, put the splint back on and figure out how I sleep with this damn thing on :)

Oh, and I'm glad to hear that despite the 'wrist drama' Beth had a good time :) I also KNOW I did not hear the dreaded 'RT' phrase in your journal!?!?!?!?
standbackstevie
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Haha! Yes, I did mention the dreaded "RT" phrase, but it was in jest, I assure you! I can't believe they lost to Miss. State! :D

We've actually gotta pull hard for the Vols and the LSU Tigers during the next couple of weeks. We really need both of 'em to beat Arkansas so that we can play in the SEC championship game. So, hard as it is to say it..."Go Vols!" ;)

How did you sleep wearing your splint last night? We actually wrapped Beth's wrist with some of that self-sticking bandage-type stuff. She seemed to be "ok" this morning...until she remembered. ;)
trshtwns01
Nov. 7th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Don't you just have to show up to beat MS State? *laugh* (Hubby went there)

Hmmm, Vols and LSU usually do pretty good, but I don't know if they can beat Arkansas this year. They are having a really good year. I'm going to be wishing for it, though. We need it, and deserve it in my opinion.

Sleeping with the splint actually wasn't so bad. I think I'm used to it now. My kids also only hurt when they remember. I wish I had that level of 'painkiller' *laugh*
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