To all peoples who have sent replies and comments about DVT. Thanks for all your concerns and replies. Its April 2004 and I am doing good. I am still taking coumidin which will be a lifetime thing. Still have plebitis in my leg and have to wear TEDS all the time on my legs. I am almost back to normal, but not completely, Doctor said I would never be 100%, I do have some swelling if I exercise too much or walk too long, but things are going good after all this time. I have ONE suggestion for those who are seeking help. I found that being on a drug called LOVENOX for a short time completely did a turn around for me, got me back on my feet when my condition was serious. I suggest asking your doctors about this drug and look into seeing a specialist as I found myself a good HEMOTOLOGIST who works with me regarding my Factor Five and my DVT and all the other things that might come about down the line. Good luck to all and best wishes !!!!!