Several years ago I was flipping through the channels and came across Dr. Oz. At that moment he was talking about 5 pains you should never ignore. One of those pains were calf pains which I was experiencing at that time. The word "blood clot" came up. I looked at my husband and said "do you suppose I have a blood clot"? Of course hubby thought I was just being paranoid.
The next day at work I could barely breathe when I walked. I finally went to the doctor later that day. By then, after 4 days of intense calf pain, my leg was swelling up and becoming red and hot. She sent me immediately to the hospital.
And guess what? I had a blood clot in my right leg and both lungs were filled with 100's of little clots. I was lucky. I survived. My cardiologist (yes, this is when I inherited a cardiologist) said when he looked at my cat scan, he really thought he was looking at someone who had died from pulmonary embolisms.
I was home for 8 weeks while my clots began to dissolve, scared too death that I was a walking time bomb and one of the clots would break lose and I would either die, or have a major stroke.
And then I stopped watching Dr. Oz.
Have you watched him? You should give it a try; he could even save your life.