Real Stories from People Who Have Experienced Blood Clots
My name is Joe Harouni, I am the father of two young daughters. Professionally, I lead a digital consulting practice. I am sharing my personal story on my experiences with blood clots because I want to help increase awareness and prevent some of the hardships I experienced.
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.
Donya Spencer was happy to have her 19-year-old daughter Morgan back home with her and the family for the weekend. However, at the time, neither one of them knew that Morgan was on the brink of a major health crisis.
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 am a 47 year old male, and am a DVT survivor. I rolled my ankle in January of 2012 playing tennis.
My name is Mary Campise and I would like to share my personal experience with blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Danielle suffered a blood clot in her lung, which may have been caused by dehydration and a 4-hour flight from Atlanta to Utah. Read about her experience.
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.
At just 19 years old, Suzanne experienced two back-to-back incidents of blood clots in her legs and lungs in a period of 9 months. Read on to discover how her clots were found.
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 being on bedrest for about a week due to a routine tonsillectomy, Caitlin started experiencing pain that felt like a pulled muscle. Read on to find out what was causing this pain.
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.
Amaris had been traveling for a few weeks when her lower back started to ache. Then her leg started to swell and hurt so bad she couldn’t walk. Read on to find out what it was like to be diagnosed with blood clots while 10,000 miles away from home.
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.
Crystal is no stranger to having blood clots. Read about her experiences with blood clots and advice she has to offer others.
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.