Filter Patient Stories by tags…

Travel

Anna’s Story as Told by her Family

As dentists, we are continually updating our knowledge about oral cancer, bacterial endocarditis, diabetes, cardiac disease and all the many ways they intertwine with what we are planning for our patients’ oral health needs. We are also tuned into the signs and symptoms of stroke, heart at- tacks, high and low blood pressure, and a myriad…

Read the full story

The Perfect Storm: Jessica’s Story

My name is Jessica and I’m so excited to share my experience with Team Stop the Clot. Less than a year ago I was sitting in a hospital bed thinking my life as an athlete was over. My pity party came to an end when I found this blog. Reading all of the Clot Buster…

Read the full story

Blood Clots Across Three Generations: Amanda’s Story

Amanda Liimatainen was caught by surprise when she was diagnosed with a DVT.  Her mother had a pulmonary embolism at age 46, and she tried to make healthy choices to prevent them. My mother, who is a nurse, had a pulmonary embolism (PE) when she was 46 and I was 16.  After her treatment with blood…

Read the full story

Spent the Night Googling My Symptoms: Lauren’s Story

By: Lauren Hamentz My name is Lauren Hametz and I graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in May 2012 with a Masters degree in Secondary Education, although I am originally from Edinboro, PA. Recently, I stumbled upon Stop The Clot on Facebook, and immediately felt a strong connection to National Blood Clot Alliance. Why?  In…

Read the full story

I Ran More Than 9,400 Miles In My Dad’s Memory: Jay’s Story

Jay Danek was bereft after his father died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism, so he wanted to share how important his father was to him. A few months after his father’s death, he decided to start a running and lost over a hundred pounds. Jay has also used his running to raise money for National…

Read the full story

Foot Surgery Resulted in a DVT: Bridget’s Story

Bridget Schaap thought she was having simple foot surgery, and was  surprised to find that she developed a blood clot after it. When I look back, it’s hard to believe all that happened to me.  As I prepared to quit my job and move from Chicago to Michigan to begin graduate school in December 2010, I…

Read the full story

Keep Your Legs Active on Flights: Melanie’s Story

Two years ago, I flew from Sydney to San Francisco, a 14 hour flight, in a middle seat in coach.  I took a sleeping pill to try to beat jet leg.  I slept for about 4 hours, awoke for a minute, and then went back to sleep for another 4 or 5 hours, so I…

Read the full story

Having a DVT and PE Has Changed my Life: Nicole’s Story

My experience with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) started in June 2011, three months after I got married and spent a three week honeymoon “road tripping” around New Zealand with my husband. Late one night, I felt a twinge of pain behind my left knee.  I ignored it, figuring that I tweaked…

Read the full story

Healthy People Can Get Blood Clots: Kelly’s Story

A year ago today, I had no idea the curve balls 2009 would throw at me, and I would have never guessed they would involve a life-changing experience involving my health. You see, I’m the “healthiest person” all of my family, friends and colleagues know.  I’m studying for my Master’s in nutrition, eat more than…

Read the full story

Skinny Jeans Were a Mechanism For Torture: Kelsey’s Story

While I was on a 5 hour plane ride from Los Angeles to Manhattan, I felt a lingering ache in the back of my left knee that was uncomfortable, but nothing that caused me to feel immediate alarm. I am only 21 and have been an athlete my entire life, so I chalked it up…

Read the full story