team details:

Team Name: Recovery From Major Illness or Accident
Members: 1
Location: 93923


Profile: This team is a support group for those recovering from a major illness (e.g., pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, cancer, or accident).

Last posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 3:37 PM

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Members profiles:
Hi! I'm Cay. I've been a peertrainer member since 2005, and was lucky to be in one of the first beta-groups. It's a spectacular program! I have lived a healthy life and exercised consistently, but on July 18, 2013 I suffered from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which could have killed me had I not made it to the ER in time. On July 4th I had fractured my foot and been placed in a non-weight bearing boot. The doctor's in the ER said that the 16 inch DVT (in my right leg) was caused by immobilization due to the fracture. I am now on blood thinners and the recovery has been slow. I am still non-weight bearing and need surgery to repair the foot (a screw to hold the bones together) but cannot have the surgery because I'm on blood thinners and the risk would be too high (because of the preexisting DVT which can break off and cause a pulmonary embolism). I am trying my best to stay positive and eat an anti-inflamatory diet.

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