18 Oct '15, 9pm
Sarah Bell’s Story About May-Thurner Syndrome and Blood Clots via @stoptheclot #stoptheclot
I wanted to cry when reading your posts. I was 21 years old when I developed by first DVT – seven days after having my beautiful son. The clots were so severe – my leg was completely purple and only had minimal blood flow. I went to bed the night before with a little pain in my groin, pain the doctors attributed to childbirth, and woke up to what would be the most difficult years of my life. I spent the better part of two years in and out of the hospital with new and old clots, a pulmonary embolus, last rites, and the list goes on. Death and I have met at the doorstep a few too many times. At that time, I was counseled that more children were out of the question. My life would be in jeopardy. That was 25 years ago. Today, I’m 46 years old and last year, took the big step and had my tubes tied so as not to risk pregnancy. It took that long to come to terms with the decision...