I had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in February 2014. I also had a major stroke and seizures in October 2014. All of this led to being diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) in January 2015. In that month I was hospitalized for 7 weeks…..my kidneys, heart and lungs were failing and I had a breathing tube among other things. I had to learn to walk and write again in that year. Physical pain, anxiety and depression are my daily reminders of that time.
Some days are better than others, but on my bad days I don’t know how to cope. I feel like jumping out of my skin, but the second I start walking, all I want to do is sit from the pain.

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