ElizabethEl's Journal, 15 April 2013

Just wanted to let you all who have been so supportive of me know where I've been. I was discouraged at the lack of weight loss and deciding whether to go to calorie count diet when on 3/16 I fixed my cuppa coffee in the morning and blacked out. Awoke to find I could not breathe. Long story short, I had a miracle, managed to get to cell phone, dial 911 somehow and got to hosptial. Pulmonary embolism/saddle type. 99% fatality rate with these type. Although I 'coded' twice, they brought me back and broke up the clot. I'm in the 1% somehow. Once in hospital a cascade of events kept me there over three weeks with kidney trouble, strep in bloodstream. No prior symptoms except some occasional ankle swelling. Clot came from right leg. Blood thinners the rest of my life.

Lesson: if your legs ache, ankles swell, go get an ultrasound on your veins.

Lose weight and get all your bloodwork labs annually.

Doctors tell me not to try to diet now so am going to just eat healthy live food and get well.

Will check in occasionally and wish you all well. Get healthy. When you are gasping for what may be your last breath as I was, that chocolate bar is meaningless.

Blessings to you all.

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Oh bless you...so glad your doing better...we have to keep our self healthy these days...Praying you continue to get better...Hugs...:O) 
15 Apr 13 by member: BHA
Oh Elizabeth - how awful! And here I thought you were off on vacation. So glad you are back with us and took the time to share. And yes, by all means, please eat healthy and do take care of yourself. And thanks for the timely advice - it really hits home with me now!  
15 Apr 13 by member: BuffyBear

     
 

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