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Trouble Thinning

Last night was a late one. We saw Les Misérables which meant staying up past midnight. I know, I’m a mad man party animal type huh?

I knew when I finally went to bed it would be a quick drift off into dream land since I was already yawning through the last hour of the movie.

FYI – the yawning was only because of the time of day. I loved every second of the film.

WARNING – TMI Sentence in 5…4…3…2…1 – My nose was stuffy and I needed to clear it before I went to sleep. As soon as I blew my nose, it started bleeding.

Now I am no stranger to nose bleeds. As a kid I would get them all the time, and terrible ones that lasted for a long time.

Typically some ice on the nose and forehead will get them to stop. The cold constricts my blood vessels and helps it to stop. I tried that first to no avail.

Then I pinched my nose and leaned forward to get it to clot. No luck.

I stuck the tornado shaped piece of toilet paper way up my nose to stop it bleeding out and getting it to clot. Nope.

At one point it felt like it stopped so I laid down. As soon as I shut off my light I felt blood pouring down the back of my throat! GROSS!!!!

Finally it stopped after almost an hour. I knew right from the beginning that the blood thinners I am on were going to make this nose bleed a pain.

Its frustrating to have a whole new set of things to worry about but in the end it’s better than the alternative right?

Reader Comments (3)

Definitely better than the alternative. We all do what we gotta do - even when we don't like it.
Glad you're doing better even if it means a bloody nose.

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

eek! hope this was an isolated event!

January 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Remember the Monk episode where he freaked out over a nosebleed? OK, pathetic attempt to make you laugh. You're here to blog about it so yes, that beats the alternative!

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

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