Well, Friday night I checked something off on my bucket list. I got a tattoo. For so long I have wanted one, but most of my life I have been on a blood thinner, with Coumadin being the drug of choice for most of that time.
Coumadin requires about 7 days to get out of your system and I didn't dare go that long with the possibility of having another clot form. But this year I was put on Xarelto and that only has a day half life (which means I can stop one day).
So I stopped my blood thinner (no of course I didn't consult my doctor! What fun would that have been?) on Thursday and got the tattoo on Friday evening and started the medicine again Friday night.
I also had to think about what I really wanted. Then I read about the semi-colon project and I really wanted to do that type of a tattoo. A semi-colon can be used where a sentence would normally go on, continuing on with the story. (Read more about it here: Semi-Colon Tattoo Project).
But I didn't want just the semi-colon. I wanted something personal about my own story. And I found it. Here is a picture of my new tattoo:
On another note, I went to the doctor today and I have lost another 5 pounds. That brings me to 22 pounds since I started my new healthy eating program.
My primary care physician is sending me to a neurologist for numbness and pain in my arms and hands and to the rheumatologist for my generalized pain issues.
Hopefully they can get a handle on them.
On a plus note, I am feeling a little better. I talked to my doctor about me filing for disability and he said he felt strongly it was the right decision. We shall see.
Designing a new pattern
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