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maillotpois
12-22-2006, 02:11 PM
Most of you know the back story - almost 6 months ago, I was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli (blood clots in both lungs, lot of them!). I was put on very high dosage of anti coagulants and told not to ride a bike for 6 months. :(

Well, last week I had a ventilation perfusion ("VQ") scan to see how things were progressing in there and make sure it was okay to come off the medication and start riding again. The scan was wild. First the make you breathe in radioactive gas and scan your lungs. You have to be sure you exhale all the bad "stuff" back into the machine - I guess they don't want the radioactive stuff floating around the hospital. Then they inject you with radioactive "stuff" in your vein and scan again. They compare how the air flow is and the blood flow and that tells them if you have blood clots or damage to your lungs.

Well, last night the lung doctor emailed me and said the scan was "totally clear". Wow! I am taking that to mean the clots are gone, though his message was somewhat brief. Anyway, I have stopped taking the nasty medication and will be riding again within a week.

That's a good Christmas gift I'd say! :D

mimitabby
12-22-2006, 02:13 PM
Great news! I am glad you beat such a terrible condition!

Bikingmomof3
12-22-2006, 03:03 PM
Whooooo Hooooooo! Yippeee!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!

Melody
12-22-2006, 03:28 PM
WOO WOO! YAY! :)

Mel

Blueberry
12-22-2006, 03:35 PM
Yay!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! Looking forward to ride reports:D :D :D :D :D

snapdragen
12-22-2006, 04:59 PM
Yay!

:D ;) :D ;)

sbctwin
12-22-2006, 05:35 PM
YEA!!! What a wonderful Christmas present...Congratulations for your hard work in helping to make the rusults positive...YEA!!!

jobob
12-22-2006, 05:56 PM
Excellent :cool:

KnottedYet
12-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Hooray! Congratulations!:D

salsabike
12-22-2006, 06:55 PM
Oh, thank you for telling us! Some really good news was just what I needed to hear tonight. We will be all be on that first ride with you, just a little bit, in spirit. Congratulations!

emily_in_nc
12-22-2006, 07:08 PM
Fantastic news! Having just read several very sad threads, it's nice to get some positive news. Very happy for you. :)

Emily

Trekhawk
12-22-2006, 07:47 PM
Wonderful News.:)

DebW
12-22-2006, 07:53 PM
Excellent!

BleeckerSt_Girl
12-22-2006, 08:44 PM
I am so happy for you! You must be in ecstasy. Yay!!
Happy biking...........:p

Running Mommy
12-22-2006, 08:52 PM
WOW!! Scary stuff Sarah!!! But glad to hear the good news! I just hope you got all that stuff back into the machine! Or you may not need reflective clothing when you ride at night!! :eek:

Velobambina
12-23-2006, 02:03 AM
What a great gift for the holidays! It won't be long before you're back out on the road.:)

Xrayted
12-23-2006, 07:52 AM
Woohoo MP!!! Congrats!!

maillotpois
12-23-2006, 08:15 AM
I just hope you got all that stuff back into the machine! Or you may not need reflective clothing when you ride at night!! :eek:

LOL!! That's one way to avoid having to put reflectors on everything!!
:D

bikerz
12-23-2006, 08:19 AM
Great news MP! :)

snowtulip
12-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Yahhh! Congrats on being healthy and able to ride!:p