Well it's looking like Fragmin for life (or similar LMWH) for me now. No more denial for me- APS has once again slapped my hand hard.
Started feeling really strange on Monday, severe chest/back pain continuing. I kept feeling like I was going to pass out and had been drinking wine but it hit me very suddenly and a while after I had stopped drinking- I just felt soooo weird and disconnected and couldn't even read the menu at the restaurant.
Apparently the walk from pub to restaurant must have been too much for me or been when the PE hit or something, or it made me that much more sensitive to the wine, as I have never had it hit me so hard and fast (and had been nearly an hr since I had my last glass).
Had severe pain, dizzyness and intolerance to activity- made me short of breath and very dizzy and lightheaded.
I finally went to the hospital yesterday and sure enough- a nice PE in sub-segmental portion of my left lung.
I was a bit hypoxic but I convinced them to let me go home as I wasn't in respiratory distress. Uncomfortable, but not in trouble... They knew I was a nurse so I think this had a play in the decision and I promised to go home and if anything happened I would return, as I know the symptoms.
Pain is constant but codeine is helping a lot, and every once in a while I get very short of breath and the stairs can feel like a marathon sprint at times but generally okay.
So rest, rest, rest for me. I am okay, though. Just a bit sad for some reason. I guess its the realization that APS is going to kick my butt if I don't be more careful and it's my constant companion wether I like it or not.