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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

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

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

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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