A roomate of mine has a blood disorder and gets blood clots in her legs. She was in the hospital for about a week but is now out. I have a few questions about this....
First.....she was supposed to have surgery to put an umbrella or something in a vein or artery I think (correct me if I am wrong). They were going to make a small incision in her neck and put it somewhere by her heart I think. She told us they then decided against the surgery because then she could not have kids. Is that true? How is something that is put by your heart for your blood disorder keep your from having kids?
Second......she was told by the doctor she cannot go back to work until something in her blood goes higher (some number that measures something, sorry I don't know exactly what it is). But wouldn't she be on bedrest then? She goes out to the bar and runs around all over the place but she can't work? How is this? Is she lying or just disobeying the doctor? I know we do not know what the doctor said but any insight would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!!
I imagine the doctors where correct, often blood pressure goes up with pregnancy, so that may effect the umbrella, and cause it to collapse.
Some one should remind her that her health is golden gift, you can;t go back and say i want to do it all over again.
If u notice her lips are blue, get her silly butt to the ER.
She needs a wake up call.. i would give anything to be healthy and go to the bar, she is making things worse..hell i never heard of alcohol helping anything.
your a good friend, watch her back good luck ww
I don't know about an umbrella to prevent clots but doctors can put in a greenfield filter. It will prevent clots from traveling to the heart, lungs or brain which can have lethal results. Your roommate is likely on coumadin/warfarin. This is an anticoagulant that prevents the blood from clotting too much. You need to have blood draws to check the pt/INR (the clotting time). The doctor may not want her to work if her work is high risk for getting cut, bruising etc. Bed rest is absolutely the wrong thing if you are prone to clots. The lack of circulation in your legs on bed rest can cause clots to form.
I totally agree with that, i have been hospitalized many times and when i can;t move they put me on heprin, they want u to move, but no serious massages with those heavy duty massgers that almost killed my sister in law as she has a clot disorder, we found out it was heredatary, some people have a history of it and if you ignore not be able to breathe, it could be very serious, or obesity add to it good luck.. ww