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Lena Welch (Lwelch)

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I started at HubPages after my pulmonary embolism diagnosis.  My original topics all centered on the process of pulmonary embolism recovery and life after a pulmonary embolism.  My main topics remain centered around venous blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and thrombophilia. My next most common topics will be educations based with an emphasis on inquiry and activity based learning.  I will also toss in some other topics such as social issues, politics, and random other tidbits in order to keep things interesting.

I was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism on July 18, 2008.  I was in the hospital for 11 days and am now fully recovered.  While in the hospital I discovered that I have a condition called Factor V Leiden.  I have participated in two online support groups for Factor V Leiden and one for Pulmonary Embolisms.  There are a lot of questions that come up in these groups.  I am hoping to use the common questions that I see there as guidance for my Hubs.  I have dug into a lot of great research and web pages as part of my recovery.

As you read, look through the weblinks.  I have included a number of high quality, accurate links that will provide you with additional information about blood clots, pulmonary embolism, DVT, clotting conditions, thrombophilia, medication, warfarin, Coumadin, Lovenox, and other relevant topics.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  If I have any errors or if you would like me to add material or articles, please ask.  I will do my best to incorporate what you are interested in seeing.  If I can't add it immediately, I will put it in the file for this site.  No question is too small.  I will cruise medical databases for whatever you ask.  It is your questions that will help my work grow. 

The background photo was taken at Lake Anne, Michigan.  It is a macro photo of bryophytes, also known as moss, a seedless non-vascular plant.  Moss has multiple tiny leaves.  None of the leaves has a vascular system so they must remain tiny in order for needed nutrients and carbon dioxide to reach all of the cells of the plant.

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