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I went today for my venous doppler study, and I have no blood clots in my big fat legs. The test was painful at times, which I did not expect. I thought it was an ultrasound kinda thing – which it is – but in a few areas, she had to press pretty hard to get the image she needed, and especially in the groin area, that hurt!!

If I had done a better job in the timing of things, I could have waited and scheduled this on the same day, same place as my chest x-ray and would have only had to go once. I don’t know if I can do my EKG and chest x-ray on the same day, but I expect I can. I am going for a marathon testing day if I can – all of my blood work, my EKG and the chest x-ray all at the same time.

My EGD is coming up next week – little worried about that, but I have to get it done.

My kids are all pretty well arranged for. My oldest daughter, who was going to be going away that week, is now not going until the following week. I think I can leave her here with my two younger daughters the day of the surgery, and have my husband just come home that night with the girls. My stepmom has also offered to help out, so I think we’ll be able to work it all out.

It is just over a month away now! I can’t believe after all these years of putting it off, I’m that close to it.