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Patient Stories

One More Test: Casey’s Story

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Grateful to Be Alive: Melanie Polk’s Blood Clot Story

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Don’t Lose Hope After a Blood Clot: Steven’s Story

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How I Overcame the Worst Time in My Life at 17 Years Old: Jenny’s Story

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A Blood Clot in My Brain Changed My Life: Jen’s Story

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Youth Doesn’t Equal Invincibility & Health is Priceless: Helen White’s Story

The day my life almost ended was a picturesque, snow-dappled Saturday in December. I was a 22-year-old on an adventure, visiting Germany for the first time and staying with some old friends. I couldn’t wait to see what an authentic German “Weihnachten” had to offer. Little did I know, my life was about to be…

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I’m a 22-Year-Old Nursing Student, and I Experienced a Blood Clot: Katie Lynch’s Story

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The Day that Changed My Life: Philip Begley’s Blood Clot Story 

My name is Philip Begley, I am 56 years old, and I live in England. My story began on November 22, 1999. My truck was in for MOT annual service, so my boss said to start work late the next day. The next day came, Tuesday, and I was sitting down, putting my boots on…

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My Back Pain was A Sign of Blood Clots: Kassidy Ferranti’s Story

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MTS, rare and silent, can cause deadly DVTs: Lorilyn Bridges’ Story

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