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

Yet another road block

18th March 2019. 2 years, 6 months and 2 days after my DVT. 2 years and 2 days after I came off warfarin. I'm back on blood thinners for life as I have been diagnosed with multiple large bilaterial pulmonary embolisms. My health just keeps getting better! Still, it appropriately happened in Blood Clot Awareness … Continue reading Yet another road block

I actually quite like this one but it's still true to my point. No, we don't always recover. If I don't get back to 100% now I'll feel like an even bigger failure!

2 years on

They say time flies when you're having fun. Well I'm not sure I'd necessarily say the past 2 years have been fun but they have certainly flown. 2 years since I was diagnosed with my DVT. It's definitely been an interesting 2 years. First of all finding out about DVTs in general and how to … Continue reading 2 years on

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

Warfarin

30 days to go

The time is counting down and the questions are racking up. Only 30 more days until I should be coming off the warfarin. 21/03/2017. My last INR check was 02/02/2017 and was fine as they have been for a couple of months now so my next one is 02/03/2017 which also happens to be my … Continue reading 30 days to go

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