Hi I'm Debbie from Long Island, New York, USA! I'm a very happy-go-lucky person ! I don't take "NO," for an answer! Although I'm now 62, it's taken me most of my life and the loss of a leg to finally get diagnosed with APS! I'm now being treated with Plavix & Warfarin! Unfortunately I also have Polycythemia Vera, which is also a very rare disease! I have too much blood which is also thick that they call my blood sludge! So I have Sludgy & Sticky Blood! It's all the other parts of the blood from APS! I recently had a life saving tummy surgery in July and normally I snap back very fast! It's just me and who I am! For some reason I didn't this time and saw a few specialists! I'm under a care of a Hemotologist for over 10 years with PV treatments! He finall diagnosed me! It's been 3-4 weeks now since being DX'd! I'm not stable in my INR levels yet! I just want to snap back! I can't seem to get strong again! By the way that was stomach surgery number 6! I'm hoping soon for some light at the end of the tunnel! I'm getting kind of down & out because I'm an energetic 62 yr old and miss being my old bubbly self! This site is amazingly helpful and informative as to living with APS! Thank Y'All for your selfless responses! If I can help anyone it's my goal to keep anyone informed who needs it! GODSPEED P.S. This photo was taken about a month before my amputation of my leg! I look nothing like that now! Lost 30 pounds and aged tremendously! It's a photo of a better time and who I want to go bak to being!!!