Tuesday, March 4, 2008

You know it's bad when.....

Apparently, in addition to having high hemoglobin, my husband also has high levels of hematocrit. ( No, I have no idea what that is and have to go look it up on Wikipedia.) But I know it's not a good thing to have high levels of because the hemotologist gave my husband his pager number and said, "If you feel ANYTHING unusual - a cramp, pain, anything - page me immediately!" So now I'm officially freaked.

10 comments:

sageweb said...

Wow, Take care. Keep us updated when you can.

yellowdog granny said...

i'd stick him in the recliner and not let him move...the only words he'd hear from me would be 'sit..motherfucker..stay..'

Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Yikes...hang in there. And I'm with YD Granny and strapping him into the recliner!

We're thinking of you both.

more cowbell said...

Again, YDG nails it.

evilganome said...

Yikes! This is sounding pretty terrible. I have been away from my usual blog browsing and now feel really negligent. The YDG solution sounds like a good one if the patient is uncooperative.

Take care of yourself as well. I'll be thinking about you.

Doralong said...

More like trying to make the non-compliant patient realize the gravity of the situation to avoid further silly doctor avoiding types of behavior..

Claire M. Johnson said...

am thinking of both of you pretty much all the time these days. Love.

mumbliss said...

Dear Elizabeth,
I am so sorry things are this hard right now. Sometimes I just plain wish things were easier, even if all this awful stuff builds character, teaches us things and makes us better human beings. ( I'll pass, no thank you, not today, thank you)
I am taking you all with me on my errands and appointments where ever I go, sending you love and strength. ( Shall I read a People magazine for you at the dr.s office?)
Please take care of yourself. I love you.

SubtleKnife said...

High hematocrit values mean a high number of red blood cells, which makes his blood thicker.

It also means he's going to fail the drug tests at the Olympics.

D-Man said...

Oh baby, I'm sorry. I'm sending good vibes right now...