On the 31st March 2021 I was diagnosed with a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in my right leg & PE (Pulmonary Embolism) on my left lung. This was only 3 weeks after giving birth to my second son, Roman. When I received this news and was told I am extremely lucky to have had the symptoms I had (which forced me to go to have it looked at) as otherwise I wouldn’t be here today really opened my eyes as to how much I didn’t know about Blood clotting and of how high the risks are of forming them, especially after pregnancy.
Since diagnosis and being put on anticoagulation medication it didn’t stop there, after several scans concluded that the clotting had dislodged from my right leg but unfortunately moved to my stomach and still on my left lung so causes me, at times to struggle for breath as the clots cause my blood to try pump blood around faster so my heart rate is always so high which is a lot on my body. Currently my treatment includes, anticoagulation, a line of follow ups with Haematologists, Cardiologists and scans to check the state of the clots.