My personal blog. It's all on random here.
I have been diagnosed as having postphlebitic syndrome.
This is all part and thanks to the first clot I had back in 2007. It means that the inner wall of the vein where the clot was is damaged and scarred, which makes the flow of blood less steady. It’s like having a stream with no obstructions and then dropping a bunch of boulders in it; the flow is altered and is no longer smooth and clear.
Because there is no treatment other than time for this, it means I’ll have problems with fluid flow through my right arm for the foreseeable future.
This is just one of many problems I have with my right arm/hand/wrist. There are other issues that are still having to be looked at and tested and so on. But now I have a better understanding of why I keep having the edema problem and I have a few things I can do to ease the pain it causes. No immediate way to fix things. (and this means I don’t have to see a vascular surgeon, so that’s good)
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett
otherwise known as “how not to police brutality: a training manual” or aT LEAST IT SHOULD BE
figured this was pretty damn relevant to whats going on in ferguson