Saturday, August 22, 2015

DVT, THE OUTCOME

If I were a fife player, I would pipe a merry tune.  My wife will be back at work, soon. (help me Ian Anderson).  My wife is much better.  My post is about my wife's battle with health care, and insurance, and long waits to see a Doctor.  Our health care insurance does not cover acute life saving meds for DVT.  I will not mention the the drug.  We are making way, though.  She will wreak havoc in the clinic she works at as a nurse on Monday.  My Wife, has been a pent up bull for many weeks.  Having DVT, and a PE is nothing short of scary to me as her husband, but scary as shit.  Discussion:  a DVT is a clot in a major vein in the body.  When the clot breaks off, it flows through the right atrium of the heart to the right ventricle, which pushes it up into the main pulmonary arteries (left or right).  It can then clog a blood vessel that allows for oxygen transfer in the lungs.  This may cause shortness of breath.  Which my wife endured.  She promptly presented herself to the ED and was treated.  She was hospitalized for an ordinate amount of time.  

Alas, many of the tests, and procedures are not covered by our measly insurance.  But our health care system worked for us.  My Wife still lives, and works.  The key is "works".  Many catastrophic health care situations leave a spouse unable to work.  Consider a heart attack, when a spouse cannot work.  Consider me, and my family lucky.  My wife is already passing out gifts to the needy people in our community today.  She love's to help people.

 

 

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