Tags » Pulmonary Embolism

Embolism, you're a little bitch.

My purse rattles with so many drugs as I reach in and pull them out, adding to the growing pharmacy on our dresser.  A flow chart maps out which drugs are given when, what can’t be given with what, what requires water and food, what will make him nauseous, what will make him not nauseous…  I look over and he is asleep again, next to him is his incentive spectrometer, which is supposed to incentivize him to breath deeply into his lungs.   731 more words

Living In The Northwest

Week 4: 85% of Air Travel DVT Victims are Athletes.

On Thursday nights (work permitting!) we try to make it to Central Park for our weekly running class with New York Road Runners. It’s intense and often reminds me of high school track—lots of drills and exercises, always pushing us to our max. 609 more words

Deep Vein Thrombosis

It's All About Perspective

Third Annual Clottiversary

It’s easy to complain about life, because shit can get hard sometimes. It’s like, man, my love life is in shambles because dating mustachioed cyborgs isn’t that rewarding and I owe back taxes for 400 years and I have this wedgie that I cannot pick out for the life of me; literally, it’s like it’s glued in or something. 354 more words

Writing

Mornings and 5 years of 'being alive'

I am not a morning person…at all! I get up for work at 5am. It doesn’t really matter what time I go to sleep, I always just want to stay curled up in bed.  176 more words

My Thoughts

The Slow Death

Just by using this outlet, I suppose I am a walking contradiction. Or, rather, a seated one. Either way, the fact remains that I am performing a generation-specific and ritualistic form of suicide, slow as it may be. 248 more words

Death

Week 2: How to ride a plane.

My first week of marathon training was in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sticking with your training routine is always difficult when traveling, and especially difficult when you’re walking 10+ miles a day and all you want to do is have fun with your friends. 466 more words

Deep Vein Thrombosis