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.

If you would like to offer your support by recording and sharing your account please contact jo@thrombosisuk.org for further information.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the concern this has caused to many people with a history of blood clots, we would welcome hearing from individuals who have made a good recovery from Covid-19 but who either had a blood clot as a result of being severely ill and hospitalised due to Covid-19, or who have a medical history of thrombosis, developed Covid-19 and made a good recovery. If you were willing to share your experience it would be extremely reassuring for others with a medical history of thrombosis. Thank you.

How two DVTs changed my life physically and mentally

I was 16 at the time so just starting my GCSE’s. One Morning I woke up for school, and my left leg felt very strange and sore, so I got out of bed and tried to put weight on it which made me feel even worse. I tried to carry on as normal thinking that I may have twisted or sprained it in the night.

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.

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