The Doctor Was Not Convinced That I Had a DVT: Pamela Lynn’s Story

…a wheelchair at the airport during my return flight to Texas because I could no longer walk. My whole leg was completely swollen with red blotches all over it, and…

When in Doubt, Check it Out: Melissa’s Story

…his six classroom locations, I realized that climbing a flight of stairs literally winded me. I had to spend several minutes recuperating. That wasn’t like me. I became concerned and…

I Felt Like I Was Drowning: Pete’s Story

I had been feeling bad for more than six weeks, experiencing shortness of breath while doing light exercise, like walking up a flight or two of stairs. I had gone…

After My Sister’s Death, Our Fears Now Shift to Our Children: Kimberly Story

…on a long airline flight, and had not recently had a pregnancy or given birth. She was a mother much like me; living her life, providing for her family, and…

The Perfect Storm: Jessica’s Story

…I got my clots. The long plane flight to Africa, my slow heart rate, altitude sickness caused by high elevation, severe dehydration from summit day and birth control pills created…

Being Your Own Advocate Could Save Your Life: Tiffany’s Story

For my college graduation trip, I went to Hawaii with my family. After our red eye flight back to LAX, I got up out of my seat and had severe…

I Had a Blood Clot at 14: McKenna’s Story

…In terms of risk factors, I was taking birth control pills. That, along with the long flight, factor 2 clotting disorder, and May-Thurner, were the perfect storm. None of my…

Youth Doesn’t Equal Invincibility: Helen’s Story

…worst way. On the afternoon of December 12, 2015, I suddenly noticed I was struggling for breath after climbing a flight of stairs. The harder I tried to breathe, the…

I Felt Like I Was Having a Heart Attack: Jessica’s Story

…breathe. I got even more concerned when I found it difficult to walk up a flight of 7 stairs that were easy for me to sprint before. I felt as…