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    Any ideas or tips for how I can stop the injection site from aching so much?

    Hey, everyone!

    I was taken into hospital last night because I was breathing very fast but also very shallowly. I called 999 and they sent out a first responder who took my vitals and made the choice to take me in to A&E. My oxygen sats stayed between 93% and 95%. I’d had a little bit of a cough for three days beforehand.

    I had a lot of pain any time I tried to breathe in deeply - the paramedics gave me morphine which thankfully took the edge off.

    I wasn’t in A&E for very long - I was quickly moved around to the “red zone” as I’d had a cough and a low grade fever of 37.9°C. They took swabs from my nose and mouth and thankfully I’m negative for COVID. The doctor I saw said my blood test results and my symptoms indicated a viral chest infection.

    He was also concerned about the possibility of a DVT - I’d had an aching pain in my left calf for about a week. He was worried that I may have had a clot that broke off and went to my lungs and that was why I couldn’t breathe. A nurse quickly came in with the dreaded blood thinning injection.

    In the past, I have had a little bit of bruising with these injections... But this one is nearly the size of my palm now and it seems to be getting bigger by the hour!! And... It hurts and aches like hell!!!

    Does anyone have any tips for getting it to stop hurting so much?

    Thank you all in advance.

    #chronicillnesswarrior #bruising #BloodThinner #Injection #help #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #Diabetes #InterstitialCystitis

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    New to blood thinners

    Hi all! After years of struggling with bleeding esophagus and stomach varicies I was hospitalized this week due to a blood clot. I have to say I am beyond terrified!!
    After years and years of staying away from blood thinners and Advil due to my constant bleeding varix I am now taking the one thing that could hurt me the most. The doctors say I have to take the chance of bleeding to save other organs from blood clots but the idea terrifies me.
    So for all those on blood thinners of all type (I’ll be on warfarin) any advice as to how to handle this new challenge? Diet tips? Excercise tips? Side effects to watch for ? Anything at all friends!
    #BloodThinner #varices #bleeding #Stroke #ChronicIllness #Zebra #unicornzebras

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    Good news - bad news - worse news

    Good news - after one year struggle with state health bureaucratic system I'm entitled to new active light wheelchair payed by state. Bad news - usually there is one month waiting list and now is even longer. Badly news - I'm in quarantine hoping not to have high temperature because I'm on Warfarin. #Wheelchairs  #BloodThinner #WheelchairUsers #ChronicSpinePain #Paraparesis   #Happiness #ChronicIllness  #Undiagnosed #Sadness #Spasticity #COVID19 #European #stayhome

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    New Blog Post

    Ever wanted to know what people are going through while coping with their blood clots?

    #PulmonaryEmbolism #DeepVeinThrombosis #ICU #BloodThinner #ChronicIllness #ChronicIllnessBloggers #AutonomicDysfunction

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    Bad Blood

    I have a new section on my blog for all of my Blood Clot and Pulmonary Embolism friends! Head to the thetachylife.com for my PE story. I'll be posting more content very soon so stay tuned :)

    #PulmonaryEmbolism #BloodThinner #DeepVeinThrombosis #Health #Recovery

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    Something new

    So, here I am. Doing the best I can with MS. After the car accident in April, things got a little shaken up. I had to start using a walker. That was okay. I look at it as a tool. It truly helps me walk taller and faster. Traveling, visiting friends, walking the dog, drawing, doing what makes me happy.
    All along with a very swollen ankle. Finally, an ultrasound was ordered. DVT behind my left knee and going down the back of my calf.

    Okay, I was pissed off. What a huge change of life. How is this going to affect my life? Can I still travel? Will I always have to be on blood thinners? The list goes on.

    I’m going to do this. I know I can. I still have a lot of living to do. #BloodThinner