Amaris White was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and bilateral pulmonary embolisms (PEs) in August 2012 when she was 25 years old. Her DVT was so severe (phlegamasia cerulea dolens) that her entire left leg, through her pelvis, and nearly all the way to her heart was one enormous blood clot! She was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden and is currently taking xarelto and a baby aspirin daily.
She is very lucky to be alive.
This is her attempt at sharing the risk factors and warnings signs of a DVT/PE so that others may avoid a similar legscapade.
Amaris grew up in California and is currently working as an in house lawyer in New York City. She loves to run and travel the world. She has run eleven half marathons and one marathon–the NYC Marathon in November 2014! 🙂
You can learn more about blood clots and help STOP THE CLOT with the National Blood Clot Alliance. The NBCA provides support to those who have experienced blood clots, and saves lives by spreading awareness of DVT to the general public–donate to STOP THE CLOT today!
Thank you! 🙂
Follow Amaris’ progress and adventures on Instagram:
@amarisrw | #fightdvt