Hey Reddit! A year ago today I was minutes away from dying due to over a dozen clots choking off my major organs. AMA!
The week before Mother’s Day last year I was experiencing excruciating back pain. On Mother’s Day I went to the ER and had a CT scan done. Horrified at what they saw I was admitted to the hospital with mesenteric venous thrombosis, splenic vein thrombosis, portal vein thrombosis, and sepsis. Basically clots around my spleen, liver, and intestines.
After emergency surgery I woke up to find out half of my small intestines(7ft), gallbladder, and my appendix were removed. 5 days in the ICU and 7 more days outside of the ICU I got to go home where I spent a month recovering.
I just had my 28th birthday and here to answer any questions you might have!
For the past 4-5 months I’ve been having reoccurring fluid build-up in my abdomen called ascites. I typically get 7-8Liters drained each time resulting in a 20lb difference! I’ll be answering your questions while I have that done today!