Since being diagnosed in 2003 with APS, I have lived in fear of being in a situation where I had a medical emergency in an area with few medical resources. I have always had high titers of antibodies and religiously stay at 3-4 inr. I was recently thrown from a horse and broke 12 bones. I was on top of a mountain near Canada and it took 2 1/2 hrs to get down the mountain in the back of a pickup on logging roads and another 4 hrs to find a hospital. It was 18 hrs before a surgeon saw me. I knew I was bleeding internally. And think I went into surgery with an Inr around 2.2. I remember having a discussion with my doc that even at 3.0 my blood is just thinned down to the same viscosity as his is and that bleeding profusely was unlikely. He said he wasn't sure that was true. Anyway I know that I can get thru something pretty dreadful and still be ok. Some of my fear is gone. I know that a lot of newbies are frightened and depressed by a diagnoses of APS. I manage my disease, have returned to work full time and have finally got to a place where being sick is not the center of my world. I want you folks to know, without diminishing what you are experiencing, that it can be done. Hangin' in there in California
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