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

DVT update

It's coming up to 3 months on 15th December since I was diagnosed with a DVT and it's still very much a learning and long recovery process. I haven't posted an update about it for a while, partly because I don't want it to be something that defines me and partly because there just hasn't … Continue reading DVT update

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

World of Warcraft Paladin on Brewfest Ram

Getting used to the DVT

No the picture has nothing to do with the article but like I said before, who wants pictures of blood clots and weird things like that? So instead you can have a picture of my Human Paladin on my rather rare Brewfest Ram mount, why not? I think I've become rather used to the idea … Continue reading Getting used to the DVT

First week with a DVT

So it's been just over a week since my DVT was diagnosed and what a week it has been. It really knocks your confidence and is quite a shocking thing to be told you have. Quite a lot and yet not a lot has happened since my last post. I don't think there will be … Continue reading First week with a DVT