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    Sooooooo………..that happened.

    Nearly 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in the right leg and Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism (PE) after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair to the right knee. I was told then that I could be susceptible to it in the future once you have one. Guess what. They were right.

    Noticed toward the end of last week I was short of breath and had a pain in my right calf muscle. Over the weekend I developed a cough, pain in the left side of the neck and lower chest. Saw the Doctor yesterday as the symptoms hadn’t gone.

    Ultrasound yesterday has confirmed DVT lower right calf muscle and Nuclear Medicine today (lung scan) has confirmed PE.

    Started Clexane injections yesterday and back on the Warfarin (rat poison) now……….for life.

    To put things in perspective most people are not diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism until they are in the morg. My first one being bilateral was basically double the damage. (Gamers love double damage bonuses) This time feels less but no less dangerous.

    My wife says I have nine lives just like a cat. So I have plenty to go. So it would seem.

    So the gaming aspect………’s how I got it this time around. Endless hours sitting in front of the TV playing console games and not exercising enough to make the blood flow. That and not drinking enough water, not keeping my weight in check.
    So to all you fellow gamers I say. Keep moving brothers because the moment you stop moving could result in you never moving again.

    PS: To stop the blood clots from moving and causing more damage or lose of life I have to rest. Rest = Lounge = Gaming. Gaming will kill you. Can’t win.


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