From the bloggers at Box Canyon Blog.
Life is a lot like the canyons Bobbie and I hike around Zion, full of complications, snags, and cliffs. After several trips to the ER for pulmonary embolisms over the past few years I was finally diagnosed with a chronic blood clot disorder, all due to one little defective gene.
I’ve been told by ER nurses and Docs De Jour that I dodged the proverbial bullet(s). I’m still here, but now on blood thinners for ever and ever. I was also told to sell my mountain bike and to let up on the “gas” a little when it comes to bouldering and climbing, seems a crash or fall while on blood thinners can cause an internal bleed-out.
As you might imagine, I didn’t take it very well. Neither would you if the life you knew and loved—pretty much your reason for living—was suddenly off limits.
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