Back in January I had my first pulmonary embolism. The doctors couldn't give me a specific reason for it happening. I had way too many factors. Quit smoking 2 weeks prior, on hormones for 3 days, obese, not too active, and I think that is all on the list. At the time, I was also menstruating VERY HEAVILY, RBC 9. I was probably a bit dehydrated also, since I usually cant drink enough to keep up with the amount of blood I lose. The doctors wanted me to get a uterine ablation as soon as 3-4 months passed after my episode. Then another doc diagnosed me with a hernia. Then I got admitted with a partially obstructed bowel from all the scar tissue accumulated from past abdomenal surgeries. So the surgeries needed now are: Hernia repair, (now decided) hysterectomy, and scar tissue scraping. I ended up back in the hospital Apr. 1-6 for another "suspected pulmonary embolism". They told me that there was a change in my lungs and that was what they were going to treat it as. Ultimately, they didnt know. I got..."Well it happened because you are obese and sedentary." What exercies can I do to really lose weight with the ventral hernia I have? I walk and I have upped my walking since the 1st embolism. Well, Last night I went back to the hospital with symptoms very similar to an embolism. They didnt find any changes in my lungs, therefore released me from the ER. I am tired of the "we dont kno". I want my life back. If the "we dont kno" has bought me a lifetime of coumadin wrongfully, I will be very upset. I am seeking doctors at University of Chicago. My appointments are not til middle of May (pulmonary specialist) and June (hematologist). Is it pulmonary hypertension? Is it cancer? I have so many questions and I feel like I will never know. It is creating havoc on my marriage to, because I am treated like a child. My husband is too scared to let me have a life outside of the town. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. Just moral support even. My optimism is waning hurriedly.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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