Deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins
- Fiona In Hong Kong
- Kongiganak, AK
- Last updated: 2 years ago
I am looking into helping a friend...he's in a dreadful mess. he had deep vein thrombosis about 10 years ago and had nanosurgery, was in intensive care, warfarin for a year. He got better and took up rock climbing. But now he has terrible varicose veins and is literally on the verge of suicide. He cannot do any of the things he wants. The foot is all purple and looks awful and he says he feels as if he is in a wheelchair. He has a tendency to despair. he says the doctors have all let him down and done nothing for him. It isnt just the veins, the issue is, the damage from the DVT means that if the veins are stripped, other veins will have to take up the slack. Anyone been through this ?Can anyone help me help him? His house is a filthy mess. He has already had a bunch of infections that wouldnt heal for ages.