Hello Toni and Fellow TechRepublic Subscribers
Last week, probably in large part due to my current sedentary occupation I experienced severe deep vein thrombosis ("dvt") and huge pulmonary embolism ("pe"); talk about a near-fatal pre-Haloween Fright !! Even though my employer allows and strongly encourages a work-style that includes all the coffee making, (and subsequent relief), standing, position-changing, etc that should be enough to avoid such phlebitis, the weekly three to five long (four to five hours) work sessions that are required to walk/through recalcitrant (it's really the hardware that's at fault (lol) - not the end user who is unable or unwilling to cooperate or follow instructions) situations that can still be enough to push one over the cliff. The fact that I had been running 7.5 [pretend] miles [on elliptical cross-training machines] three and four times a week was certainly a good reason I was in good enough shape to walk away from this Big Scare. I'm still busy getting my blood chemistry in shape so that my "INR" clottability factor will indicate that I'll be less likely to form thromboses in my static lower-legs. I encourage you all to follow Toni's advice as well as possible, and I wish you Good Luck in avoiding what must be much harder on anyone's spouse than it is on someone who is fit and gets to enjoy this kind of near-death experience. I would much rather spend the same amount of bucks for a seat on a space vehicle!
Thanks & All th' e-Best
Rusty Tyson, Member of NSA, ..., Member of AICPA, MCSA with Messaging, ... xyz
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