I’ve been having a run of bad health luck lately. I got an ablation to correct an extra heartbeat, and my leg hurt afterward. It wasn’t swollen but it hurt as if I’d done 1000 squats on one side and I was dragging it all over the place. My foot burned or felt like pins and needles. My calf ached.

Finally I got an ultrasound and found there was only 70% blood flow. The vascular surgeons opened up my artery (where the wire for ablation goes in) and found the artery walls were basically hacked up. There was also a large blood clot that they removed. They put in a graft and now I have a lovely 7 inch or so scar in my groin down my thigh.

So, if you ever have surgery, be vigilant in monitoring your symptoms afterwards. And if your doctor’s office doesn’t call you back then call them again.

Anyway, I’m off work for 2-3 weeks so I might actually get caught up on my blog!