World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day 2020

Today, 13th October, is World Thrombosis Day, the day that people try to raise awareness of blood clots. Not enough is known about them in among the general public despite the fact they are quite common and can be very deadly. In fact they kill more people than AIDs, breast cancer and car crashes combined … Continue reading World Thrombosis Day 2020

My journey with Factor V so far

This is a very long overdue post. As in about 8 months overdue, oops! I finally found out last November what the cause of my blood clot was. I have Factor V. It was quite¬† a long, drawn out process to find out the cause but I'm so glad now that I know. I finished … Continue reading My journey with Factor V so far

Sleepy Cat

Take time for yourself

It's so easy to look back and see what you should've done isn't it? Or take a look at the advice that at the time you knew was good but would probably be ok to ignore. You feel an obligation and put your own needs aside; sometimes this is a good thing but sometimes you … Continue reading Take time for yourself

Sometimes we don’t need encouragement

I'm not a big blog reader. If I'm in the mood to read I'd rather read a book or if I'm at the computer I want to be gaming but sometimes I have a little look through the 'Discover' feature here on WordPress or have a browse over on Bloglovin' and I will find some … Continue reading Sometimes we don’t need encouragement

Discharged

Today marks exactly 6 months and 2 days from diagnosis of my blood clot and it was my final INR check at the anti-coagulation clinic. I came off the warfarin a week ago and had to check in today to make sure that my blood had gone back down to an INR of 1.0, the … Continue reading Discharged

Coping with a clot

I had my final INR check a couple of days ago before I come off my warfarin. It's five and a half months since I was diagnosed and I'm still struggling to comprehend and cope with it. A lot goes on in your mind and I'm hoping by posting this that maybe it will help … Continue reading Coping with a clot

Into the home straight

I haven't updated on my DVT for a while so I thought it was due one. The last time I did a post on it was 3 months into diagnosis and treatment, the halfway mark as I'm due to finish my warfarin at the end of March. So now I'm over the hump and into … Continue reading Into the home straight

warfarin dog tag

Just in case

I've had this blog planned for a couple of weeks now and it has just become even more relevant this week thanks to a slight set back with my deep vein thrombosis. It feels like my life since diagnosis has been ruled by a "Just in case" mindset. One of the really lovely things with … Continue reading Just in case

World Thrombosis Day

The mental side of a DVT

It's quite a different side to a blood clot once you get past that initial shock of it. Being told by the doctor that if you feel shortness of breath or chest pain you need to call 999 immediately because it could be fatal tends to make you concentrate very much on the immediate, physical … Continue reading The mental side of a DVT

A block in the road

So there is quite literally a block in the road for my health and fitness posts. Well not in the road as such but in my veins; just this past Friday I was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). I wouldn't usually bother posting all my health issues on here or every little problem … Continue reading A block in the road