I have for months been looking forward to attending and speaking at the California Assisted Living meeting in the Palm Springs area this week and LeadingAge next week. Neither are going to happen for me. For a week my right calf has been sore, something attributed to lots of standing and walking at AHCA and NIC. Then in the middle of the week I found myself getting unusually short of breath after just a single flight of stairs.
On Friday night, my leg pain was 25% worse, though not terrible, but because I was scheduled to get on an airplane 48 hours later I decided to have it checked out. Medical professionals are not crazy about having nonprofessionals do their own diagnostics so when I was triaged; there was a fair amount of skepticism when I told them I thought I had deep vein thrombosis.
Two minutes with the ultrasound machine on my leg demonstrated that my diagnostic skills were pretty good. Unfortunately some of that clotting broke off and went to my lungs. I am on blood thinners, and doing fine, but no travel for a month.
I am feeling badly that I will miss seeing old friends and making new ones, but I am sure you will have fun without me. Finally, it is a cautionary tale that if you think something is wrong, you should have it checked out even at the risk of feeling foolish for being wrong.
If I had not gone to the emergency department and instead just gotten on a plane on Monday morning the results could have been catastrophic including putting my life in jeopardy. As you can see, I am smiling, feeling blessed that in this case, the fact that things got worse, made things get a lot better. Steve
Take care of yourself, Steve… We need you and your incisive mind in full form and first rate physical shape. We’ll miss you at LeadingAge.
So glad you are ok. Sometimes we have to listen to that voice in our heads!
Steve – Glad you are okay! A great lesson indeed and happy you were able to get this checked out and are on the road to recovery.
All the best from myself and the rest of our team and hope you have a speedy recovery and that we see you back on the circuit soon. We need you out there and in tip top shape!
Let us know if we can be helpful with anything and hope to connect soon.
Steve – Get well soon and we’ll see you at next year’s LeadingAge!
Many blessings your way for a full recovery. Good job on following your gut!
GET WELL !!! The sooner the better !
I’m sorry that we won’t have the pleasure of your company in Dallas. Get well soon amigo.
Feel better soon! We’ll miss you at Dallas, but hopefully see you soon!
Speedy recovery, mon ami. Best wishes.
Wishes for your speedy recovery! Glad you listened to your intuition. 🙂
Steve! Hope you’re feeling better man!
Wish you a speedy recovery 🙂
Steve, such a great photo of a guy looking happy and relieved he listened to his little voice. Thanks for all you share. Sending you peace, comfort and smiles.
So is this a good time to ask for your premonitions on winning lotto numbers? Best of luck for a quick recovery.
Yes it is good time. Here is what I see. . . . you should send your money to me rather than to the lotto and I will give the same winnings.
Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. (I have finally beat my spam filter and get your email from my inbox.)