Tag Archive | clots

Survivors, Generations x 3


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First… I WAS:
The Child of ‘one’
Then….I BECAME:
The ‘One’
Now….I AM:
The Mom of ‘one’
Survivors,
Generations times three,
Blood thicker than water,
My family tree…

Willoweagle

Only 3 MORE DAYS!!!!!

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Thrombosis: World Thrombosis Day

WorldThrombosisDay.org

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Serena Williams says blood clot “scary” – CBS News


Serena Williams says blood clot “scary” – CBS News

CBS/AP/ March 2, 2011, 3:56 PM Serena Williams says blood clot “scary”

Kindness Or Disservice: Maybe It’s Both


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Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’ve come to know that I’m not the only one who does this. It’s a common thread that links the majority of us that were fortunate to survive our embolism experiences. It’s what we believe as being a kindness to those that surround us as a way of keeping their minds at more at ease knowing that they are already overwhelmed, confused, and concerned for our well being. Only to then have major melt downs that can range from anger to sadness and loss, and may even go as far as self loathing/pity due to no longer being what we were before and trying to process, comprehend, and embrace the concept that we will never be again.

This brings up the question of, that, in reality, are we really being kind and considerate, or are we doing them a disservice by not sharing what’s going on both mentally and physically after such life changing events?

What do you think? Kindness or disservice maybe both?

Please share your thoughts and/or experiences regarding this subject.

Sister Strong Survivors


Celebrating Blood Clot Awareness Month by celebrating those who have been with me from the beginning of THIS recovery. Who have been your touch stones through thick and thin, dark and light, tears and laughs, anger and joy. Although just some of my “Sister Strong Survivors” and my son (of course), I celebrate ALL my fellow survivors… For you are strong, able, and loved. Remember… Life is for Living ~ Not Just Surviving…

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Sister Strong Survivors (and The Kid)

Live every moment – love every day
‘cus before you know it your precious time slips away.
Live every moment – love every day
’cause if you don’t you might just throw your love away.

I walked for seven miles this mornin’. footprints in the #sand.
#Washed away without a warning when the water hit the land.
But I will #walk on ’til I can no longer stand.
I’ll take you by the #hand and we’ll…

Live every moment – love every day
‘cus before you know it your precious time slips away.

There’s #water in the #wind tonight.
There’s a #chill in the air.
It’s coolin’ down my #skin tonight
Soakin’ through your #hair.
There’s #warmth enough within’ tonight
For both of us to share.
We can take it anywhere. and we’ll…

Live every moment – love every day
‘cus before you know it your precious #time slips away.

Sometimes I wish we could take a #trip far away.
Leave all this #trouble and #heartache and pain for another day.
I will #search for that place but ’til I find it all I can say is…

#Live every moment – and #love every day

#REOSpeedwagon

Recovering with Brian Vickers – Blood Clot Recovery Network™


Another inspiring, informative, and personal blog post from my friends at BCRN that I just HAD to share!

Here’s a excerpt from the article Recovering with Brian Vickers

“When I was first diagnosed with at DVT and subsequent PE in June of 2012, I had never felt more alone in my entire life. Once I reached out to some support group online, my loneliness turned into a desire to help bring awareness to blood clots and the life-threatening dangers they present.”

To read in its entirety, click on the link below:

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NeNe Leakes Shares With Dr. Oz Regarding Her Recent Episode With Blood Clots (Pulmonary Embolisms)


Just in case you may have missed the interview Dr. Oz did with Nene Leakes on his show today,  here it is. I was so excited to have not only in the sharing of another survivor’s story, but that it was shared publicly, honestly, and most importantly BRAVELY. I have been a longstanding fan of Ms. Leakes for many years. The ‘love affair’ began when I first saw her on ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ (a Bravo network production). It then grew with her appearances on one of my favorite shows GLEE (a FOX network production). ‘The New Normal’ was, unfortunately, canceled after its first season. I’ve admired her for her honest, unfiltered viewpoints and ‘no holds barred’ attitude and personality towards living life in its entity and not letting anyone or anything get it her way for living her truth. I was astonished to read the news when it headlined that she had suffered from pulmonary embolisms and waited  anxiously with her millions of other fans regarding her outcome and recovery. Today she stated she’s at about 80% of her recovery process which is approximately not only on target, but maybe even better than average.  For more on Ms. Leakes story, watch this clip from today’s Dr. Oz.

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Ms. Leakes shares with Dr. Oz

Hospital…again


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Once again I spent time away from home this week in the hospital. This time it was 5-6 clots in my lower extremities. Yes, both legs.

Just came home last evening and am still really tired. My meds have been changed and increased.

I will post more later, but just wanted to update for now.