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

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

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

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