the good news
Today I got a few bits of good news.
First, my INR is up to 1.8. They expect it to be over 2 tomorrow, which means I'll have to go in on Saturday for a blood draw and if it stays over 2, I can quit giving myself shots in the stomach. Winning!
Second, the results from the Factor V Leiden test are negative, meaning that this didn't occur from a genetic disorder. This likely means that once this "episode" is taken care of (through 6-12 months of blood thinners), I can go back to a "normal" life.
The giver of this beautiful bouquet said they would like to remain nameless when I said I was going to publicly thank them on my wildly popular, highly trafficked blog. So to you, nameless friend, thank you for adding such a wonderful pop of color to my apartment!
Overall, I'm feeling better everyday. I still become easily fatigued but I don't have anywhere near as much pain as I did. I know that making a full recovery will take a while, but this is by far the best day I've had in a week. Right now I'm looking forward to a full night's sleep and an INR over 2 tomorrow!