After a few phone calls to the Mayo Clinic, Jim managed to get an appointment with the family practitioner on Friday, and the hematologist on December 11th. So until then he is taking the Xarelto and trying to get on with life.
The ER doc told him to take it easy for a few weeks, but he is walking several miles a day and feeling more like himself. The side effects of the medication seem to be gradually subsiding as the days go by. For those of you who know Jim, he has maintained a surprisingly positive attitude throughout all this. I’m thinking one of those clots must have gone to his brain;-)
I’ve been having a great time biking the trails here at McDowell, although I hate that Jim can’t join me right now. That’s one of the many things he plans to ask the doctor about.
In spite, and because of this, we really do have a lot to be thankful for this year. We plan to spend a quiet day at home tomorrow, eating a non-traditional vegan dinner.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!