Had bunion op 2 yrs ago as soon as could drive stupidly drove 200 miles with one stop using heel of foot on accelerater to avoid damaging pins in foot - got dvt 2 days later. Since recovery have flown 9 hrs and back to India sitting in minibus most days sightseeing for 3 weeks, have flown 13hrs to Sth America walked 4 day trek inca trail at very high altitude I ride bike every week 40 miles and walk the dog- all this and no dvts.
Had 2nd bunion op 4wks ago was on heparin jabs 2 weeks post op. beginning of 3rd week no more heparin I went to a dinner party and stupidly drank a good bottle of red wine over 6 hrs was quite dehydrated.
Next day walked around village on heel - calf ached - 2nd dvt diagnosed.
They automatically want to put me on warfarin for life.
My dad died of heart attack at 63 and I have 1 faulty gene with factor 5
But if I'm so at risk why didn't I get dvt travelling and at high altitude?
Why only after bunion ops and when I may have trapped vessels by using feet I appropriately.
I just don't know what to do- I am very active skiing cycling etc where knocks and internal bleeding may occur.
I would welcome any advice . Thanks.