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The Phone Call

On September 25, 2016 I was diagnosed with Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli. It was one of the scariest days of my life. I have been suffering from many chronic illnesses for twenty years now, but I was never given a life-threatening diagnosis before. 722 more words

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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Complication of DVT can result in pulmonary embolism which happens when a fragment of a blood clot breaks loose from the wall of the vein and travels to the lungs thereby blocking a pulmonary artery.

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Straight, No Chaser: The Medical Issues You Encounter While Flying

This week’s Straight, No Chaser posts have focused on the dangers presents by blood clots. Flying long distances presents a specific risk for development of blood clots. 627 more words

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Straight, No Chaser: Why Are Athletes At Such Risk For Pulmonary Embolus?

Let’s begin today’s Straight, No Chaser by being sure not to overstate the case. All things being equal, young healthy individuals and superbly conditioned athletes have diminished risks for diseases across the board. 476 more words

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Our Lupus Journey...an unexpected complication

Olivia beginning her masterpiece

Painting her canvas

The piece is coming together

Olivia and me with our finished product

In my first post, I gave you a synopsis of my daughter Olivia’s sudden collapse and diagnosis of Lupus.   695 more words


Straight, No Chaser: Pulmonary Embolus (A Blood Clot in the Lungs)

When I was a young, wide-eyed medical student, I learned that in a large number of cases, when people died from unexplained cases, the autopsies would often show the patient died from a pulmonary embolus. 572 more words

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Straight, No Chaser: Blood Clots in Your Legs – Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely aware of the death of a 52-year-old former star of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, Jerome Kersey, followed two days after by the discovery of the same condition in a current star of the NBA’s Miami Heat, Chris Bosh. 507 more words

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