Knowing that you are not alone, can make such a difference. Understanding what others have experienced and things that have helped – or challenged, along the way.

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David was 40 and had no recognisable signs or symptoms to make him think he had a DVT or PE.

The people who were really saved that day, was my family.

All thanks to the Medical Team in Critical Care ward 6 in the New KOC Hospital in Ahmadi, Kuwait.

It’s still strange looking back. I’ve never smoked, no family history, genetics are negative, protein and minerals were all good. Walking around 5-13km a day for the two weeks before. It was unprovoked and no signs or symptoms to make me think.

In the end, I was able to see my oldest Daughters graduation.

My thrombosis journey began in May 2018

I was 9 weeks pregnant with my fourth child, I was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) and began to develop a headache on the right side of my head. Assuming it was due to the side  effects of the anti-sickness medications I carried on as best as I could with my young children.

Jenny finished work on a Friday feeling good

Later that evening she thought she must have pulled a muscle in her shoulder… in fact this was the start of an agonising twelve months.
Despite trauma and loss, Jenny’s message is inspiring, “Stay strong, listen to your body, express your feelings and get the support needed to get through this! We can do it together!”

Brian first experienced a sharp, searing pain in the calf

In August 2013 I was on holiday with my family in a seaside town in England when I woke up in the middle of the night literally screaming with a sharp pain in my left calf. I thought it must be a pulled muscle or cramp and tried to get out of bed to put my foot on the ground. The pain was intense and wouldn’t go away.

Colleen Bonnett - My Clot Story

The cause for Colleen’s blood clot is not clear, but as she reflects, like many things, good health is never fully appreciated until it disappears.

DVT + Pulmonary Embolisms - My Story: David Morgan

To begin with – something about me, 61 years old (May ’57) non-drinker, non-smoker – try to keep myself reasonably fit through regular recreational cycling (sportive events etc) – and in last 5 years or so have typically done 8,000km or so a year.  This is my story and how a series of long haul flights changed my life.

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