Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Hospital Stay (For Deep Vein Thrombosis)


I'll tell you... I don't know how it happened, but last week I woke up and my right arm was swollen to twice it's normal size.

Initially, I thought it was a pinched nerve. But when I saw my Doc, he said it was either something called DVT or compartment syndrome.

Anyway, I was admitted to the hospital for DVT and spent 4 days lying in a hospital bed.

The DVT I had was in my arm. Most people get them in their legs (especially after flying in an airplane).

The thing is, it could be a life threatening situation if not treated.

They put me on blood thinners and operated and I think I'm better. But it's really changed me. I'm not a youngster anymore so anything like this can "get" to you.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Edward Weiss. I'm very sorry to hear about your hospital stay. Actually, you ARE young (based on your entrepreneurial energy, your writing style, and your picture), which is why your post is so surprising to read. Please get well soon and keep on teaching!

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  2. Edward3:26 PM

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thanks for your kind words. I will keep teaching ... as long as people want to learn what I have to teach them.

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