I had a massive pulminary embolism 10 days after RP in 2006. Also had large blood clots in both legs 2 days after that which caused nerve damage in both of them.
Was wearing compression stockings when i left the hospital.
Still wear them and always will.
Everyone should discuss blood clots with their doctor before an operation.
I'm so sorry to hear about your problem!
What concerns me about my son is we have to fly 2 hours from the airport to our destination, then ride home by car for another hour. He is wearing compression stockings and has been since surgery May 10. Any suggestions?
I was told not to sit or stay in the same position for long periods of time. As best you son can especially on the plane ride try and get up and walk around to keep the blood moving.
Keeping active as soon as possible after surgery always helps.
At home they had me trying to prop up my legs so they were higher than my heart when i was laying down.