That sounds horrendous, no wonder you've been having such a tough time of it lately, it's a shame it took so long to diagnose. I hope recovery goes well.
All the best for as swift and trouble free a recovery as possible.
Hope you can recover and come back to O - even if its "just" sprint-O ;-)
Sounds pretty serious but at least you now know what the problem is / has been. Hope the recovery goes well - take your time and medical advice before venturing in to a forest again!
Good lord! As Beccy just said - you could have dropped down dead. Blimey. Rather glad that you finally went to the doctor's! Let us know if you need help covering your JOK Chasing Sprint duties - you are officially not allowed to kill yourself for the club.
eek! better to have a diagnosis than not, but still... get well soon (and meanwhile concentrate on desktop planning :-) )
I genuinely thought that the original calf problem that you had and the falling over, (before the sciatica) was a known DVT issue.
Was that not the case?
I hope the treatment works and has you on the road to recovery quickly.
To give you an idea (and hope) of what's possible, this guy https://twitter.com/firsthippy
had a serious problem with a DVT three or four years ago. Prior to that interruption he'd been a 24-hour cycling champion, and other long-distance events. He's back racing ultra-cycling events now, recovered.
Stick to the meds and no falling over! GWS.
Hi Graeme, Good to hear that you've got a diagnosis and can hopefully make a good recovery. As someone who has had some significant thrombosis issues (TTP and MI), I'm feeling some kinship as you work through it. There will be lots of things you can do, even with reduced physical activity. Even going for an easy walk can be a nice way to spend the time if that's all that's in the cards. Best wishes, Brian
Hi Graeme. Seen your thread via DVT search of AP. Thought i'd post on as yesterday i've been diagnosed with DVT and was searching other runners' stories as want to remain hopeful for future running. Apixaban six months also for me. Glad you have a diagnosis to all your problems in the last few weeks.
Hope you get better soon. Did you get any advice about the interplay between Apixaban and brambles?
Prognosis is pretty good for recovery from DVT, the pulmonary embolism is the dangerous thing to watch out for (breathlessness, back pain). Even with PE, I have lots of examples of runners making a full recovery (also, deaths if not diagnosed).
I'm not fan of anecdote, but it shocked me how many orienteers have this, despite being at zero risk according to Wells Score . If you scratch yourself to get the clotting factors going, dehydrate yourself on a long run, and then sit still on a long drive home, that sound's like risky behaviour to me. If there are any medics out there looking for a project, I suspect it's worth looking into.
@kitch - the old calf problem was never convincingly diagnosed, but I convinced myself it was a nerve malfunction (no pain, no firing). DVT was not ever suspected of considered, but now you mention it...