After I wrote my post for yesterday, I just relaxed and read for a bit. My leg was a little bit sore and a whole lot swollen worse than usual. I touched the spot on my calf that is hard and it was warm to the touch. I was unsure what I should do, do I go to the ER, do I wait until the next day and see the doctor? I messaged my friend, Robin and asked what she thought I should do. She did not message me back, she called, almost immediately. With the history I have with blood clots, Robin said I should have probably gone on New Year's Eve when I noticed it. She pretty much confirmed what I thought. I called my neighbor, Barbara Jean and she came to take me to the hospital. I was there for a few hours. I did have the Doppler test for a deep vein blood clot. The test showed that I didn't have a deep vein blood clot. At this time it is a hemotoma. It is like a big bruise in a way. The swelling should go down and the skin will go back to the regular color (it is purple and blueish right now). I do have to keep an eye on it in case it gets bigger or hotter or if my foot turns blue, then I have to go back to the ER. I don't expect any of that to happen but I will watch it anyways. Basically, I think that this visit should be the only visit this year or at least I am hoping so. Last year, I went 2 times, 1 for the headache and the other for the infection under the skin. I have a good neurologist so I shouldn't have to go to the ER for any headache issues. I would just call her. I really like her and I think my headaches are getting somewhat better.
Today is back to normal. I have a few lessons, Ellie is sick so she won't be here until next week. It is time to work on the competition entry forms. I have to have the payments sent in by Saturday. I will have the entry forms ready to be emailed. I also have to send in my teacher dues at the same time. I have Sarah, Aggie, and most of Natalie's info down. I just need Nina's and Breanna's info and them I can send them all in!!!!!
My student, Antoinette should be here in a few minutes. She will be taking some time off from lessons because she was asked to teach a few dance classes. After the dance season is over, she is planning to come back for more lessons. It will be just too busy for her. I will miss her but we are friends on facebook so I will still get the scoop on how she is doing.