I recently got out of the hospital after what I thought was a rugged case of cramps turned out to be a ginormous blood clot in my inferior vena cava (the major vein that takes blood to your lower body) that starts in my rib area and continues to my pelvic area. this clot had been throwing mini blood clots around, 2 of which had lodged in my lungs (pulmonary embolisms)
So... they went in through my jugular vein in my neck (super cute, right?) and put a filter thing in above the huge clot to prevent more clots from ending up in my lungs, brain, heart, etc. and 9 days later, I'm out of the hospital on huge amounts of blood thinners and meds. It took me 2 years to get off the meds the first time, and now I've gotta do it all over again.
As a pretty healthy 32 year old who eats a healthy diet (mostly lean meats n veggies- I won't lie, I'll throw down a slurpee here and there) what do I need to know? I've been advised I can't eat anything green anymore (and it's super hard. try it sometime). I'm pretty sure it's from the Yaz. I had a full work up about 6-8 months ago before I did a paid weed study for UCDavis and everything was golden, then I started on the pill, and whammo, I've got a rib-eye in my vein and filets in my lung.