I am still under the impression that part of the problem people have in modern life is we don't fully understand what the long term effects of electronic devices on our bodies are. For example I believe heavily that using a laptop every day sat down with cold feet and arms will if not cause a DVT certainly not help prevent it.
I am 28 years old and would sit down at work and it was like a fridge. My feet would be like ice in the winter and as there is normally concrete floors in offices & no insulation to prevent the cold coming up through the floor sometimes i would have to go for a walk to warm my feet up.
I would often learn new software at home and also continue my work at home on an evening via my laptop. The fan from the Laptop would blow hot air on to my leg constantly so much so I would have to rise the laptop up on a pillow or book. You would then have the hard drive going and where the main impact of the laptop would have impacted me was where the clot in my left leg formed and possible contributed towards my APS.
Are there any medical studies that are looking into the medical effects of such things as Laptops, Ipads, iphones etc as i feel a lot worse when I do use my laptop for long periods.
I was fit and active would bike to and from work everyday but have had to give this up as well as many other things as i feel so tired. Can no longer go for a run and if i get stressed out by ringing DWP, HMRC NHS etc lose eyesight in parts and need to sleep more often.
I am currently on 6 mg of warfrin a day but feel like crap. Woke up this morning and had a massive pain down the left of my neck running a bit further down in between my shoulder blades. Pain killers do not help and are not a fix.
Let me ask on a day to day basis how many hours do you think you could work without feeling like crap the next day or having a night from hell.
Also who wants to work but cant?
If you are an employer would you regret hiring someone who is unpredictable in there day to day work.
I miss working but I have to try and find a job that is the correct hours and will put up with some mistakes. Finally would it not be good if they help people like ourselves to work for ourselves and offer support with kids at weekends so we can work. Getting to and from work is expensive on public transport. Here is a note to the government lower or help with transport costs to and from work and NHS appointments it is cheaper for me to drive to Birmingham than get the train, no wonder no one uses it.
So my question to you all is....
Do you use electrical devices and if so how often?
Do you think it could of caused the clots? (Where did the clot form? Has your condition got worse since using things like Laptops iPhone etc.)
If working at the moment how many hours a week and who for?
Who is working but would rather not be and who is not working but rather would be?