Monday, June 08, 2009

DVT confirmed

Today I had an ultrasound scan on my leg which confirmed the presence of a DVT in my lower thigh. This means three months of low molecular weight heparin by injection every day. I am awake at last on day 7 of this course. Let's hope for good news after my CT scan


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Brian Koffman said...


Even though you already pretty much knew what the US would show, it is still upsetting to get the confirmation of your suspicions.

Won't you switch to warfarin or are there interactions? No shots and it's cheaper.

Let's hope this is just a bump on the road to recovery.

The CT is the more important next step.

G-d bless


Marcia said...

I'll be praying for good news from the CT scan (much as I hate those things myself), and also for successful treatment of the DVT.
Glad you are able to be awake! But don't overdo it...

Terry Hamblin said...

I tried to persuade the oncologists that warfarin would be more convenient, but they insist that clexane (actually Fragmin) is more effective).