hey, hi, foreigh!! it's artpainter & i haven't been around here for ages, either, mainly because i developed a dvt in lft leg a yr ago & it's still there;encapsulated clots....not going to dissolve. congrats on your improvement!! i love to hear about
those!! i am trying to save for a laptop so i can get in touch w/my friends on HW again..miss u guys, but can't sit at computer long enough to do much of anything;still painting....from bed where i keep leg propped up a lot(walk 2 miles a day for leg circulation, take coumadin, all the things to prevent new clots. does anyone know anything abt encapsulated blood clots? my doc said if they were going to dissolve they would have in 2-4 wks or so;clot busters seem to make people im medical field uncomfortable when i mention any use of them(apparently that has to be done early on after dvts form & i guess medicaid prefers not to pay for it if possible;time for yet another new doc, i think...someone who will fight for me. my current Dr. is not so sure now that cfs really exists...weird from how she felt before;they hate it when the symptoms won't go away;she should try it for a day in my body). anyway, i would really appreciate it if anybody knows if clots can be removed after abt a year;a hematologist said not;a phlebotomist said they can;i am confused. no one tells me the same thing. thanks, artpainter44
i am a freelane artist with too many interests to list them all here, tho i like thinking, quantum physics, music, movies, most people, swimming pools, animals, kids, word games, puns(ugh, huh!!), fun, food....esp. italian & mexican;i believe in kindnes and compassion towards others...and towards animals and all living things...i will respect you if you wil respect me;we are in the same boat, really, we humans..sick or well. if we do not treat one another well, then why are we here?please, please, be kind & listen....& "walk a mile in the shoes of others"...."i believe in love & live my life accordingly...."(those are some song lyrics written by Iris Dement & i love that song "let the mystery be" that the lyrics come from & try to live it as she does);i know i fall short, as do all humans, but it's in the trying that we may find grace & peace. i also believe "to thine own self be true". i am not as much religious as spiritual ....i believe in God, in a universal , loving force & an afterlife(as well as a "before this life"). we are spirit, energy:that is eternal...as is God, the loving universal God.