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I had my operation some 9 weeks ago now and had followed everything that I was told to do to aid my recovery, keeping hydrated, going for short walks and then increasing these over the weeks, gentle cycling and swimming and resting. 8 weeks down the line I developed pain in my left leg but thought that I probably had overdone the exercise and so ignored it and just carried on! 2 days later I couldn't put my foot to the ground - I recognised this symptom from some years before when I had a DVT following a long haul flight - so booked myself an urgent appointment with my GP. My GP agreed with me and put me onto Apixaban immediately and did an initial blood test. Later that day it was confirmed to be a significantly high reading. I've attended hospital where I was scanned, blood tested again etc., resulting in a definite diagnosis and am now to continue on Apixaban for the next 3 months when the hospital will see me again.
I had returned to work on a phased back to work basis part time and only managed 2 mornings when this all happened. I am now back off of work at home resting my leg until the pain and swelling goes! It's so frustrating up until this point my recovery had gone quite well just the usual worries, pains and setbacks that everyone seems to have experienced. I am am still trying to recover from the surgery and now the DVT - not being able to do any exercise at all grrr!
Throughout all of this I must say that it is so important to listen to your bodies and only you know when you feel something is not quite right and never be afraid to get help and advice.
Hoping that all you lovely ladies are doing well on your journeys to recovery.
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