Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ears Pierced!

So, on Sunday I started getting a really bad pain in my lower back on the right hand side AND pain in my left quad muscle.
I went to the Hemophilia clinic on Monday morning. I was given four units of fresh frozen plasma for the leg bleed and antibiotics and pain meds for the urinary tract infection.
An ultrasound showed that everything look normal and there is no obvious reason why I keep getting these infections.
I am set to see a urologist on May 2 to see if they can figure it out.
It took 12 hours on Monday to get all the testing done and my treatment and I must say I still feel pretty tired from the whole ordeal.
I have a few small bruises from the ultrasound and a bit of a headache and of course all kinds of that tape glue stuff that gets stuck to you from the IV that is IMPOSSIBLE to get off.
My leg is feeling a lot better now Thank God and I'm drinking lots of water and cranberry juice to try and fight off the infection.
One positive thing that came out of all of this is I got my ears pierced! I've always wanted to get my ears pierced and I was always told not to because of the risk of bleeding and infection.
Since I had a blood transfusion I though it would be a good time to do it within the 24 hour time period before the plasma 'wears off' I am also on antibiotics so I most likely won't get an infection.
Zane took me to the mall to get it done and I must say I was so nervous, not because of the pain but because of the healing process afterwards. However I am happy to report everything went fine. There was no bleeding, bruising or swelling what so ever and it didn't hurt at all. Getting an IV is much more painful than a piercing.
I just had myself so convinced that something terrible was going to happen. I think I do that a lot. Sometimes when you are use to things going wrong you just assume they will always go wrong and it's a healthy fear to some extent but I think sometimes I go overboard and limit myself for no reason.
In any case I am very happy with my little earrings. I highly doubt I will be getting anymore piercings or anything like that but I am going to try and be a little bit more adventurous.


  1. Congrats on the earrings. So cute.Love the blog!

  2. Thank you so much reading and taking the time to write! xoxoxox

  3. Love your new earrings! :D I have VWD and mine bled a teeeeeny bit after they were pierced but after that they healed up really nicely! :)

    BTW--I love your blog! You're a real inspiration to all the other girls/women out there living with bleeding disorders! Keep writing!! :)

    Much love <3,

  4. Jamie, Thank you so much for your Comments!
    I really appreciate you reading! xoxox

  5. Love the earings!! Glad you got to get them done!

  6. I like your post! I agree with jamie that you're a real inspiration to all the girls/women suffering from bleeding disorders. I will suggest friends/parents to read this post which is related to bleeding disorders

  7. Sounds like quite a big ordeal. My daughter had a ear piercing infection that took a while to heal recently. This post was very informative and I wish I had seen it earlier.

  8. I love your new ear piercing. So cute! I love reading your blogs, yet it is my first time to comment since I can't help myself not to appreciate it.

  9. They look great, my ears are 20mm and I always consider taking them out, but I don't think dangly earrings have ever really suited me anyway so might not bother. Sometimes I'll wear a single feather earring and hook it under my tunnel but that's about it.