Real Stories from People Who Have Experienced Blood Clots
Marianne Smart was 28 years old and pregnant with her second child when she developed multiple blood clots in her lungs. She says that because of modern medicine and many good people, she and her son lived through it all.
My name is Lori Evans. I’m a mother, wife, and interior designer living in Gainesville, Florida. I would like to share my story about how a simple drawing may have saved my life from a blood clot.
As a health professional, doctoral student, mother, and caregiver, Ena Wanliss is living the fulfilling life she always dreamed of. However, in the past 12 years, she has also faced the daunting experience of travel-related blood clots, not once but twice.
I’m Debra Turner Bryant, and I want to share my experience with blood clots during pregnancy.
My name is Mary Campise and I would like to share my personal experience with blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
In 2003 at the age of 34, Beth developed blood clots in her leg and lungs. Find out why her clots were not immediately diagnosed and how she’s doing now.
A couple weeks after having her first child by emergency C-section, Salonda noticed a huge bruise on her left upper thigh. An MRI revealed she had developed a blood clot in her leg. Read on to hear more of her story.
After coughing up blood and experiencing pain in her lungs, Sarah went to the emergency room at her local hospital, where she was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in both lungs. Read more of her story.
What started out as pain in his calf that wouldn’t subside turned out to be a sign of a series of blood clots that had formed from Tom’s ankle to his hip. Learn more about Tom’s story.
After having lower back surgery, Daniel was diagnosed with blood clots in the groin area of both legs. Learn how he manages with the condition.
After fracturing his left leg and ankle, David’s leg was set in a soft splint. He eventually developed blood clots in his leg and lungs. Learn more about how immobility increases your chance for blood clots.
Sofija was a typical, healthy 35-year old woman. However, in January 2012 she went to the emergency room complaining of extreme fatigue and serious chest pains. Find out what was behind these symptoms.
After initially going to the emergency room because of a bad migraine, Anniece told the doctor she had also been having chest pain. The doctor ordered an EKG, which showed she had a massive blood clot in the lungs. Read more about how remembering to tell the doctor about her chest pain saved her life.
After sitting in front of her laptop for 5 hours working on a presentation, Natalia began experiencing pain in her right calf as well as some bruising and swelling. The swelling became so bad she went to the emergency room, where an ultrasound revealed a blood clot in her leg. Learn more about her experience.
After experiencing pain in his right calf muscle, Justin visited multiple healthcare providers to find out what was going on. Read about his healthcare journey and how he found out he had a blood clot.