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-- -- this is deep vein thrombosis awareness month and here to talk about it is old front nine you don't have one.
And I'm fine -- you.
All first of all all tell -- about.
Senators were have a ten year old -- and doesn't know what proved -- was what was going on my hands under his -- Actually so.
Well what happened is in 2003 as you know David was covering the war in Iraq for NBC news.
And in the midst of -- -- -- very dangerous assignment he died.
At a young age of 39.
But he died from a deep -- Communists just essentially -- -- that formed -- -- -- Broke loose hit the lungs and was instantly fatal.
So since his death I've partner with the coalition to prevent DDT.
-- and try to save lives because what I at the time I thought this was a rare freak thing that today.
And I found out more people die from this condition.
And from aids and breast cancer combined 300000 people each year -- country -- and it's so it really needed a voice site and working for these past.
Almost seven years to try do -- save lives in David's memory.
On doesn't manifest of 70% of the time there are no warning signs or symptoms.
But if you do have the symptoms can feel like a lake Camp David mentioned -- -- cramping up.
And was gone two days later so we didn't understand the significance of that -- pain.
It can feel like a little bit.
Tenderness to attach some swelling is usually -- the lower lake.
That hasn't mentioned 50% of the time it's been called the silent killer because it is and it's Anderson no symptoms until it actually hits the lungs.
When it hits the lungs it can feel like shortness of breath.
Some people describe it is if they think and heart attack.
So it's very very important to have the leg -- -- Tests -- -- issues to speak your doctor.
There's leg cramps don't know want to kinds of -- -- she -- from natural I mean if you've been exercising and you feel like yeah.
-- mean aches and pains that's that's normal.
If you however were in a situation.
That could lead to some risk factors for accent we've heard -- economy class syndrome when people.
When people dying as a child and her many hours and then you know we all got them sometimes dying you know after the flight or developing -- and -- -- the hospital.
Anything that restricts the blood.
In your lower legs so sitting for long time on an airplane.
To be in a car can even be sitting in front of your computer for hours on end without getting up stretching moving around drinking lots of water.
In -- it's Casey when he was 39 years old he -- flying back and forth from New York to wait until -- to the war.
And then sleeping every night in cramped tank with his knees pulled up to his -- So restricting that flow of blood and then they were dehydrated obviously in the desert in the war -- And also wanted to -- your idea that was his baby.
I can still have -- in my mind of him sort of fly into the desert hair whipping in the wind.
That I haven't really -- prime of his life everything on the floor -- to have something like this called it the bomb allied with in his own body.
Because he did know was there he couldn't protect himself -- -- -- you know he was a great reporters are -- and -- Where you particularly like children and on.
Because there was little black how to guard some -- so it was.
There's you know a lot -- -- kettle black Donna hit hit hit a little -- -- and -- aren't -- one -- -- them only bloom.
On the white wife the -- -- into a problem producer -- room talking about.
On dude -- -- -- brand thrombosis awareness month.
If I got -- and pronounced.
She's something but there's more lives and cross Dresser and.
His -- and aids combined.
By five at 300000 deaths each year in our nation it's the number one cause of preventable hospital death.
In our nation and to see if you -- -- respective segments in the restricted mobility.
But circulation in the legs that that.
It's also important to note that women are at higher risk when -- on the birth control pill or -- -- replacement therapy.
And cancer patients are higher risk.
As well and -- People are having -- placement her knee replacement surgery.
Injury to legs anything like that there's been seeking -- three or more risk factors combined at any given time.
That's when you should be speaking to your doctor there are ways to prevent DET people don't have to be died in these huge numbers.
-- whoa -- what should only -- women want to amend turbot or -- they set down.
Lot of applause yeah I don't know there other -- yet.
And -- send a not for very long periods of time and you know you can cross your legs then you can't keep moving so for example.
When all across and -- final -- a tough one I'm sitting on one idea my computer ST prize and that's OK if you're not doing it for three or four hours united unity consistently -- of -- and -- you -- that.
He stretch if you're stuck on an airplane writer car ride it is pumping your foot up and down costs is the Oakland -- certainly hopeful circulation -- Just -- -- -- movie is so so important and -- clots.
Under your album born and especially a lot of frustration prevent DDT you don't have to try to -- -- in -- is -- discard DDT.
It wants to -- again and I wanted to.
A lot of learn how to paper -- not organized -- go to our web -- presents DDT dot org.
There's a whole list of -- risk factors that I just mentioned to -- the warning signs and symptoms we have some downloadable videos that -- some movements you can do to try to prevent clots.
I'm also if you speak to position there are compression stockings you can -- -- flights.
There are blood -- more aggressive forms of prevention -- high risk if you had a prior -- All this helped her build just outflow find -- something that impact him.
And everyone and I think the key here is prevention and I know.
And trying to prevent disease from happening in the first place where these conditions that's really the key so.
You know knowledge is power David could have lived if we would've known about his conditions his risk factors certainly the -- pain he mentioned cramps.
So it's all about prevention just trying to keep that clock and performing so doesn't have a chance to just be one of 300000.
Which is huge statistic -- country every year 3000 deaths.
From something that is preventable.
Around -- and a -- on an innocent so much you know time helps that it never goes away.
If you have a happy chapter new chapter in my life he had a great time with her also with two children.
So we're doing well and we now have.
Five children combined four of whom are teenagers.
So that's the talent and and a wonderful and very -- new life.
You know David will always be minister coming up on his seventh anniversary.
On April 6 -- It feels good to know that if one life is saved from having heard his story and -- -- campaign ethnical.
Well there was always a lumber on after -- are really a lot of fun coming on yourself all of it.
There was -- followers are fervent Mars and followers Oreo.
Sorted -- American have -- like going to ever driven also thinking of thank you very much.
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