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Know the signs and symptoms of blood clots in your lung, also known as pulmonary embolism or PE. Symptoms may include chest pain, particularly with a deep breath; difficult breathing; coughing or coughing up blood and an accelerated heart rate. If you think you have a blood clot in your lung, seek emergency medical care. .
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Know the signs and symptoms of blood clots in your leg or arm, also known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Symptoms may include pain or swelling that is not caused by an injury, swelling, skin that is warm to the touch, or skin that is discolored. If you think you have a blood clot in your leg or arm, contact your doctor right away. .
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If you use or are thinking about using hormonal birth control, learn more about potential blood clot risks. Visit www.womenandbloodclots.org/resources, or click the link in our profile.
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Kristen, Saratoga CA (2/3)
"I was thirty-three weeks and six days when my second son was born. He did great. As for myself… I was awake for his birth, and then they put me under general anesthesia. The plan was they would to a hysterectomy, repair the bladder and they expected high blood loss. This isn’t what ended up happening. When I woke up eight hours later in ICU, I was told that there was placenta everywhere and it was way worse than they’d thought. There were so many organs affected that they had stopped listing them, and didn’t even try to remove the placenta, because of the high risk of bleeding. After conferencing with other accreta centers, they had decided to leave the placenta in, and to close me up. They’d never done that before. So, I woke up thinking that I’d made it past the hard part, and all I had to do was to recover, only to find out they didn’t do it. To know that you are in the best hospital possible for that kind of surgery and hear them say that it was so bad that they didn’t know what to do... it made it very scary. There were a lot of concerns that I would get septic or hemorrhage, but no one knew for sure what was going to happen over that approach. The hardest part, I think, was that uncertainty: to realize that it wasn’t the end of it. I spent seven weeks in the hospital before I started having a severe complication called DIC, which is a blood clotting disorder. They had to go in and finally do the hysterectomy and bladder resection. By that time, my placenta had shrunk, as they were hoping it would. So, while it was a rough surgery, with high blood loss, it was much better than it would have been right after delivery."

Kristen, Saratoga CA (1/3) "For my first pregnancy, my son was breech. I didn’t want a C-section, but that was the safest thing to do. The surgery went well, my son and I did great, so I came out of it relieved. Then, when he was about a year old, I got pregnant again. The whole pregnancy was just a roller coaster. First, I started bleeding out of nowhere. I was certain I was miscarrying, but I had a subchorionic hematoma. The baby was fine, and I thought, ‘All right, let’s plan for a VBAC!’ But at the next appointment, I found out I had placenta previa and it automatically meant another C-section. I was devastated. I had also heard stories of women bleeding out because of their placenta, so I started asking questions about cutting through it. My doctor was like, ‘Oh now you’re talking about placenta accreta… that’s scary stuff.’ Ironically, if I hadn’t confused the two conditions, I would never have heard the word ‘accreta.’ I eventually found out on my own that placenta previa over a Caesarian scar is the perfect storm for a placenta accreta, but they kept brushing me off, telling me not to worry. I wanted to believe them, but I also felt they weren’t taking me seriously. It was late in my pregnancy when they finally found evidence of accreta. They were really cavalier about the way they told me, so we switched hospital when I was 28 weeks. They got me in immediately, did an MRI, and the radiologist told me that they were concerned about my bladder and would like to admit me as soon as possible. I felt very unsafe, so we went in when I was 32 weeks pregnant. My team did an excellent job preparing me for what to expect, but it was still overwhelming. We made plans for the best and the worst-case scenarios because accreta can be unpredictable; you’ve really got to get in there to know how serious this is. In retrospect, I went from thinking about how should I decorate the nursery and name my baby, to being in the hospital learning about aortic balloons. All at once, you are grateful, because you know you’ll lose your uterus and it’s going to be your last pregnancy, and also terrified, because you’re facing medical situations you could never have imagined."

Alexis, Alexandria VA (3/3)
“I have one kid, and I know I will never have another one. With accreta, you are almost always guaranteed to have a hysterectomy. Everything was removed, but I’m okay with it. There are days where I’m not, obviously, because it wasn’t my choice to have that surgery after only one child, but I figured I was thirty-eight when that happened. I might have been able to have one more, but maybe not. I do wish some days that my son had a sibling, but it’s life. I’m lucky to be alive and to have found so many amazing women through this experience. The only thing I wish I had done differently is to tell people when that happened. I didn’t tell anyone. All of the emotions and the trauma… I just chilled everything in for a long time. Now I can talk about it, and it feels good. I found the accreta group and started organizing blood drives. I also shared my story on a website [http://heroesformoms.com], which is not something I would typically do. I don’t think most people understand how painful that experience was. At the same time, I never offered a lot of information about what was going on. In a way, it’s kind of my fault because I didn’t tell them how serious it was. It is what it is. The thing I do know for sure, though, is that I wish I had told them. Maybe they would understand better now why I’m so passionate about the blood drives. As I said: it is what it is. “

I was on estrogen based birth control at the time of my blood clot.

I didn't have any other known risk factors.

I am one of the lucky ones that didn't get miss diagnosed when I went into the emergency room in unbelievable pain. Many women aren't as lucky.

Please visit @stoptheclot for more information. #pulmonaryembolismsurvivor #bloodclots #stoptheclot #knowyourriskfactors

Clexane... Eugh my worst fear still to this day even though I've been on these blood thinning injections since middle of April, you would think I'd be used to them by now, It still takes me anywhere near 30+ mins plus to pluck up the courage to inject myself. But I have to keep thinking that it's for my health!

Does anyone have any tips they find easiest to inject these? I did have it down to a tee when pregnant but now I have no bump there agony again! 😭
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#bloodclot awareness is very important and isn't publicised enough. Thanks for sharing your story @karenmcdougal - I’m shocked to learn this!! Before my #DVT ‘s (I had 5 in my left arm at once ...3 DVT and 2 superficial), I didn’t know anything about #bloodclots. Mine were caused from being bed ridden for so long (sick from my breast implants) and then a major surgery (4 hours...removing implants ..which involved serious scraping of my ribs, breast tissue, lift, etc)...then being too sore (and sick still) to even move around.
Just be aware ...ANYONE can develop clots. #life~threatening!! - #regrann

Ok. So this is the face of chronic illness. Might not look like it except for the bags around the eyes. But my body is my enemy right now, today is a day on the couch not feeling well having leg pain from the damage the clots have done to my leg. But I do have hope, I started using my HGH gel again a few days ago and believe it or not it really does help shorten my days on the couch. I have to take soamy medicines as it is the last thing I wanted was another pill. Havinf a reboot of this natural hormone back into my body without having to do any more shots or take any more pills is awesome. I can't say enough about it 😊. Anyone else hate taking more meds but want to start feeling a little younger again message me. This is true and honest, I do use and believe in my gel.
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Hormone therapy with estrogen for the treatment of menopause symptoms increases a woman’s risk of blood clots up to three-fold. The risk for blood clots due to hormone therapy is much higher among women with a blood clotting disorder or with a history of blood clots. Learn more via our profile link: Women and Blood Clots.
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I've been slacking on the updates, it's the school summer holidays here so I've been spending time entertaining the kids!. tbh I haven't been too bad with my POTS just now, I am having trouble with my left leg been sore though which is where my DVT is, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it closely!! .
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Because sometimes you just HAVE to french kiss a zebra!!! Here's to friends!!! Sharing our stories... praying over burdens... laughing and enjoying each other's company!!
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#repost @facesofpostpartum
Kristen, Saratoga CA (1/3)
"For my first pregnancy, my son was breech. I didn’t want to have a C-section, but that was the safest thing to do so I took the hit. The surgery went well, my son did great, and I did great. I had never had surgery before, so it was scary, but even during the C-section, I thought, ‘Oh, this isn’t that bad!’ It was also very fast, so I came out of it relieved. Then, when he was about a year old, I got pregnant again. The whole pregnancy was just a roller coaster. First, it was a little sooner than we expected. Then, I started bleeding out of nowhere. I was certain that I was miscarrying, so I called my doctor, but I had a subchorionic hematoma – when the placenta detaches from the original site of implantation and causes bleeding. The baby was fine, and I thought, ‘All right, let’s plan for a VBAC!’ I wanted it to be my ‘redemption’ birth. But at the next appointment, I found out I had placenta previa – when the placenta covers the cervix – and it automatically meant another C-section. I was devastated. I had also heard stories of women bleeding out during birth because of their placenta, so I started asking questions about cutting through it. My doctor was like, ‘Oh now you’re talking about placenta accreta… that’s scary stuff.’ Ironically, if I hadn’t confused the two conditions, I would never have heard the word ‘accreta.’ I eventually found out on my own that placenta previa over a Caesarian scar is the perfect storm for a placenta accreta, but they kept brushing me off at every ultrasound, telling me not to worry. I wanted to believe them, but I also felt they weren’t taking me seriously. It was pretty late in my pregnancy when they finally found evidence of accreta. They were really cavalier about the way they told me, so we switched hospital when I was 28 weeks. They got me in immediately, did an MRI, and the radiologist told me that they were really concerned about my bladder and would like to admit me as soon as possible. I felt very unsafe, so we went in when I was 32 weeks pregnant. My team did an excellent job preparing me for what to expect during the surgery, but it was still overwhelming.“

Storm rolling in!

Ahh the layers of summer!

And here’s for some good-ish news📃⬇️
Remember those 11 vials of blood, I had taken a couple of weeks ago? Well they all came back normal, except for two things (which came back high). So my Antithrombin III Antigen was high (34). My Antithrombin activity III was right at the cutoff. Normal results range from 80-120 and mine was right at 120. When your Antithrombin III is low it makes you more likely to clot. When it is elevated it is not clinically significant. So I do NOT have any of the clotting factors we tested for 🙌🏼. However there are some factors we didn’t test for and having May Thurners syndrome/Iliac vein compression syndrome puts me at risk for clotting in general. So with that I’ll just listen to my body💁🏻‍♀️. Also while we were on vacation we found out Factor V runs in my husbands (moms side) of his family. His cousin actually clotted groin to foot and has MTS. So we will be getting our children genetically tested for Factor V. ••••••••••••••••
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“Confidence is not thinking “they will like me” but rather knowing “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”💛
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Checkout the link in my bio and click on “Confidence Blog Feature” to read an article I had the opportunity to write for @alstoogroovy blog! The article is focused on what confidence means to me & how I incorporate it into my own life!!✨
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