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Genetic Testing Results

Well —

I was staring to have a cheery day — when the Cardiologist told me I have: Factor V Leiden R506 (heterozygous)

What is that? It’s a genetic clotting disorder.

My head it spinning. I am upset.

When I was in the hospital in 2007, they gave me a shot of Lovenox (blood thinner) in the stomach, and I bled out and had to have 5 transfusions. They installed a vena cava filter instead.

The truly hard thing is, that this was known in June, 2007 when I was in the hospital for a month, but they did NOT tell me till today. (2 YEARS after the fact!)

It’s hard.