You might have spotted I was in Seattle in July arriving back Sat 28th. It proved to be a fairly uneventful flight back – I even commented at the time that I hadn’t budged the whole trip back and it is no wonder folks get DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in such cramped conditions. Ho hum.
Monday 30th I started to get an ache in my calf.
Tuesday 31st I was up from 4am with a severe ache and had that “hmmmm…. I wonder what DVT feels like moment?” – off to www.live.com and found a perfect match.
Tuesday 31st I was in the doctors and met with “yes, I suspect you do have DVT, I’ll get you along to the hospital this afternoon”
Wednesday 1st (hmmm… a day later) I was in hospital and met with “You should be in a wheel chair, yep you have multiple clots, now let me tell you about rat poison” 🙂
Next few days limping, foot up etc, canceled Spanish holiday last week and instead replaced it with a short, sunny break in Swansea.
Today I woke up without any discomfort for the first time. Yippeee…. Just another couple of months of tablets to go.
And…. if you would like to avoid this, pop along to http://www.dvtawarenesscampaign.com/index.html – 10 minutes well spent if you fly a lot.