Penny the therapy cat.
Hello! I’m sorry that this happened to you. I know how stressful it can be. I was put on Warfarin (Coumadin). I am on a 6-month regime for it, and then I will come off it. I started in March, and will come off it in September.
Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!
I am walking in a 5k and raising money for Stop the Clot / the National Blood Clot Alliance!
Earlier this year, I found myself in the hospital with two pulmonary embolisms. This lead to the discovery that I have the genetic mutation Prothrombin g20210a, which makes me more susceptible to clotting. I have learned a lot in the past few months about blood clots & my mutation, and now I want to help raise awareness by participating in a walk & fundraising for Stop the Clot!
Thank you for any and all support!
This week in the Shop - items based on Season 4, Episode 1 are yours for the taking in our “Two Swords” Pack! Enjoy.
Check ‘em out!
Me and the Iron Throne at the Boston premiere of Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 1. :) My coworkers and I had a fabulous time.
Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Apple iPad devices! First released online via Facebook, Kongregate and DisruptorBeam.com in 2013, iPad users can now enjoy the first ever social game based on the award-winning HBO® show and literary works of George R.R. Martin.
I am so psyched that this has finally reached the public! Free to play, so download it now and play along with Season 4 in two short weeks!
My friends Will and Jill sent me a lovely puppy flower arrangement! It is just adorable. :)
It is apparently blood clot awareness month, so I thought I should share more about what happened to me this week. The most important point for EVERYONE is don’t ignore your symptoms. I can’t stress this enough. If they remain for more than two weeks, get yourself checked out, no matter how small it seems. I had a bit of shortness of breath and a little chest pain that came and went. Looking back on it, I was also pretty tired throughout the last few weeks. Despite these minor symptoms that had mostly gone away. 3 doctors that said its a long shot but let’s check. It’s highly likely that that test saved my life from some future clot causing a heart attack or stroke. Don’t let your doctor(s) write it off. You know yourself best. If something is wrong, don’t settle or be lazy with getting examined, tested, etc. You never know.
I arrived at the ER around 4:30, taken in at 6:30, CT scanned at 8:30, and given results shortly after. I had hit the call button so when the doctor stopped by, I thought it was because of the button, but when he kept talking I knew.. So I finally stopped him and asked if he had my results. He did, and I have pulmonary embolisms, blood clots in the lungs, in both lungs. Everyone was surprised to hear that someone so young and lacking visual or obvious symptoms had “double PEs.” I was lucky enough to not have any additional clots in my legs, which saved me from some surgery. It’s very treatable, though, and I will continue that treatment for the next six months along with many follow-ups. I was discharged tonight.
I am so very, very lucky and owe a lot to a lot of people.