Subclavian DVT - One Year Later
I've been a ski instructor/guide for years, but only worked one winter since my implant joined me last year. For me i've always had more lower than upper body mass, but as COVID struck I saw the opportunity to change that with some easy 5min/day routines and took up surfing.
A month down the line, my left arm started to swell, which I initially mistook for rapid 'gains'. But it turns out that I developed a massive blood clot in my subclavian vein. So far the haemotologist has implied it is unlikely to be due to PM since it occured a year after insertion. However, I find the coincidence to be uncanny due to the proximity of the vein to my device. Especially since I only recently began using/develping muscle mass in the area. Has anyone had anything similar?
A further complication is I was supposed to get an 'upgrade' to a His-Bundle pacing device with a fresh new lead, which is now being pushed back. (/vent)