I have had 5 or 6 attacks in the last 6 years - hopefully no more. They have all been bad - had to be hospitalized and in icu, etc. The last one I developed blood clots right on one of my i.v. sites - another hospital stay, got home and it came back. I had to have surgeries to take out clots and get the filters installed under lungs (twice because they took them out after the 1st swelling went down. Then when I went back they had to do the same thing but left the filters in for good, thank goodness. I started having severe back pain after one hospital bout back in 2004 or 05 and it hasn't gone away. Is this common? At first I just thought it was because I was in hosp. bed for over a week but it never went away even though I tried to exercise (hiking).
I try and stay on lo/no fat or fried food but I keep losing weight and my doctor doesn't know why. Anybody been there?