Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Flashes

The best of news…..

Okay. I admit it. I gave myself a few more days of “rest” from writing, which is always a good thing to anyone who writes everyday I think. I want to thank the readers who sent prayers for my family during this last week: We are home now, and everything is pretty much back to normal except for lifestyle changes which have to be made.ER

To explain my panic, my husband has an inherited blood disorder called Protein S Deficiency Factor 5 Leiden: These are two separate issues:

Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is an inherited disorder of blood clotting. Factor V Leiden is the name of a specific gene mutation that results in thrombophilia, which is an increased tendency to form abnormal blood clots that can block blood vessels.

People with factor V Leiden thrombophilia have a higher than average risk of developing a type of blood clot called a deep venous thrombosis (DVT). DVTs occur most often in the legs, although they can also occur in other parts of the body, including the brain, eyes, liver, and kidneys. Factor V Leiden thrombophilia also increases the risk that clots will break away from their original site and travel through the bloodstream. These clots can lodge in the lungs, where they are known as pulmonary emboli. Although factor V Leiden thrombophilia increases the risk of blood clots, only about 10 percent of individuals with the factor V Leiden mutation ever develop abnormal clots

Okay…so not so bad..BUT…he also has the only other blood clotting disorder called Protein S. Deficiency:

 Protein S Deficiency (PSD) is a rare blood disorder that affects just a few thousand people worldwide. It is one of several known risk factors for thrombophilia and can increase the risk of blood clots such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE).

AND he has lived with a blood clot in his leg..(one of the many he has had) for over four years, which we were warned could break away any time. Add to that, is the fact that he is allergic to Kumindin, and had to experiment with other blood thinners.  We never know when something might happen. He is on one of the many blood thinners that you see on TV everyday…you know, the ones where you could DIE any second so please contact our lawyers types?

When the feeling in his left arm disappeared last Tuesday while he was working, naturally we thought it was a heart attack..caused by his clot breaking off and going to his heart.er three

The good news: He is okay now, and besides a lot of bad hospital food, he has found out he cannot drink his favorite Mountain Dew anymore, or indulge in his other daily favorite vice…Twinkies.

So—small a sacrifice..in the scheme of the universe–it means–Your prayers worked! Thank you! Not that this couldn’t happen again in the future, it’s just nice to know, he’s okay for now.

On another short note: I have to tell a few stories from the hospital. (Of course I do.)


I was in the hospital room when one of the technicians came rolling in with a big machine to do an ultrasound on the blood vessels to his brain. As I watched in amazement at the huge monitor, I asked her how long it took to learn to operate the machine:

“A year and a half,” she said. “but you must have a Bachelor’s Degree first.”

As we got to talking I found out she was from Iran.

“You know,” I said, “People all over the world think Americans are fat and lazy…but..we are NOT lazy.”

“Yes, I know that.” She said. She then told me how people in Iran, worked until early afternoon than took long afternoon breaks..and some of them would go back to work later, but their work days were short.

“Is it true about the people?” I asked.” “Do they agree with the Mullahs?”

“No,” she said. “The unemployment is terrible, and they tried to get rid of the Mullahs a few years back, but they could not.”ER two

“Right” I said. “Obama was no help.”

She shook her head, sadly, in agreement.

And then she talked about how hard she had to work–she had two jobs. She worked at a bank part-time and at the hospital part- time. She and her husband, who was from Mexico, were struggling, and they had a little boy.

His parents were doctors in Mexico, but he did not follow in their footsteps…he was home. Perhaps unemployed, but she didn’t say. She was so proud of him because he just lost 40 pounds when he found out he was a diabetic by exercising.  She wanted to exercise with him, but just could not find the time.

The reason I bring this up, is that I thought it strange that with all her education, the hospital had her on part- time. The hospital  did….as a whole… seem empty.

Still worrying about my husband, I had to come home to feed the dogs that first night.  After that was done,  I went to my neighbor’s house to ask if she could give me a lift to my husband’s car, which he had left at work. My neighbor is in her early sixties, and she works at the local church, so I knew she would help.

In her living room was her grandson, who was graduating from Law school. The money he owned from law school was $200,0000, and he was trying to figure out how he was going to pay it off while setting up a house and starting his new job, and he couldn’t see how he was going to do it.

He expects to make $300,000 a year—– someday.

And I can’t help but wonder, will that day come?  Or, will we fat and lazy Americans become more like Iran, and Europe, and work part-time, making less and less, and doing with less and less?

Some say, someday—- is already here.

So, what did I learn from the last week?

Stay out of hospitals…and someone please tell Obama: Fox News is being shown in the ER. All…Day….long! 🙂

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2015 - Posted by | Life, Uncategorized |

2 Comments »

  1. So glad to hear all is well and love the way you write and your sense of humour.

    Like

    Comment by spookmoor | May 17, 2015 | Reply


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