I’ve been working with Johns Hopkins over the last few months to help promote awareness of blood clots, and I’m happy to share this amazing educational video with you!
Many people who are in the hospital for non-DVT related issues (cancer, surgery, anything really) often suffer blood clots. A lot of this has to do with being immobile for so long – the good thing is that most of these cases are completely preventable!
Even so, I was shocked to learn that many patients often refuse to follow doctor instructions to prevent clots — they refuse to believe that a blood clot could happen to them too, and so they refuse to take the proper medication or take other preventative measures. Trust me. It can happen to anyone!
This video is for these patients — if you or a loved one is looking at a stint in the hospital, please watch or share this video! Clots KILL, but they can also be prevented.
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Hi Amaris, great video. I really like your blog too. When I was 29 years I had pulmonary embolisms. The worst is that I had the first symptoms 3 1/2 weeks before I finally received the correct diagnosis and treatment (and after my 4th doctor’s appointment). My only risk factor was birth control, I hadn’t even been travelling. I was very lucky to recover fully and now 1 1/2 years later I feel great physically, but the shock stays. I think it’s really important to increase awareness by sharing your story! I’m planning a blog in German and you’re a great inspiration. All the best for you!
Thanks, Christina. I’m so sorry to hear about your story too — it’s definitely extra frustrating when the diagnosis takes forever to receive. I think it’s great you’re sharing your story in German, definitely important to have as many voices out there as possible! Awareness is so important! Share the link with me when you get started. 🙂
Thank you Amaris! I published my first blog post about the topic a few weeks ago and was very happy with the response. I hope that I’ve created more awareness about the impacts that birth control can have and thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in general. Here the link to the post: http://christinameyer.me/blog/2015/6/12/das-musst-du-ueber-thrombosen-lungenembolien-und-verhuetung-wissen
Christina, this is great!! I can’t read German, but I could kind of get the gist of what you were sharing and I think it’s wonderful you’re sharing your story and the warning signs! The more we all share, the more people we can help save from future clots! 🙂 I definitely hope you keep on posting and spreading awareness!!