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My Blood Clot Story


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

Recently, I dealt with a cramping pain and swelling in my right leg, due to a DVT blood clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis. I was diagnosed with a blood clot on July 09, 2016, after a four day stay at the hospital for other reasons. I am not sure why I have DVT blood clot or how I developed it.  However, I had a Doppler Study or Ultrasound performed, which showed that I did have a blood clot in my right leg. I was discharged from the hospital, but my right leg hurt and it was swelling.

So, I returned to the Emergency Room immediately and I was given Xarelto after the diagnosis was made. I have to take the anti-coagulant for about six months and hope I don’t get another blood clot. I stayed four days in the hospital for a severe UTI that turned to septic infection. Furthermore, I finally received some answers that I have needed for a long time on my chronic abdominal pain and painful flare ups. Thankfully, I learned that I have inflammation in my colon or colitis and I had a colonoscopy which will help give me more answer on my follow up appointment.

I met a new doctor who performed my colonoscopy, while I was in the hospital. I will see him on August 5th, in order to get the results of my procedure and discuss my future options. I am relieved to know the pain was not in my head and finally having a reason has helped calm down my anxiety. I am praying for a resolution for the blood clot and I am praying that I have some answers, as to why my stomach pain flares up from time to time.

I am returning to writing, after a three-month absence from writing and being online. I hope you will look for my new work and check out some of my old work as well. I want to start a healthy discussion about living with DVT blood clots. I hope you will take the time to tell me your story about living with DVT blood clots and how you’re doing now. My goal is to educate, because I had no idea that I had a blood clot until I went back to the Emergency Room.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Crystal K.





Crystal S. Kauffman is a new Published Author, Poet, and Songwriter with over 15 years of experience. Her chosen pen name is Imogen Rayne, since she first thought of it in 1995. She loves to write and has new books coming out. If you need help with any freelance writing project, please contact Crystal for an estimate. Additionally, I enjoy writing reviews on different products and more. To contact me for an estimate, email me at

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