So, as it turns out, March is Blood Clot Awareness Month.
As you all know, back in July I was hospitalized thanks to an extensive deep vein thrombosis that had developed in my left leg. That was the same leg where I broke my ankle last May and that injury was probably the main catalyst to this whole situation, combined with some other risk factors.
Eight months later, I'm still dealing with the ramifications of what that means. I've been on blood thinners since August and will continue to be on them through this August, possibly longer. On the one hand, I understand that my vascular surgeon is keeping me on blood thinners as a preventative measure because getting a second blood clot could be fatal. On the other hand, being on blood thinners can effect so many other areas of life. Thankfully, my medication doesn't have the food restrictions as Coumadin, but there are still things I have to consider and think about because I'm on blood thinners.
Over on my Instagram page, I'm using the month to highlight some of my daily experiences as a blood clot survivor currently on blood thinners so be sure to check it out!
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Love from the ashes,