Traveling with Venous Thromboembolism

“With my INR tester I am able to constantly monitor anytime and anywhere. It’s absolutely simple. With practice you can travel anywhere in the world.“

Erika Sojka

 

Erika Sojka was 33 years old when she received the diagnosis. She had a deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that had traveled into one of her lungs, causing a serious pulmonary embolism. The doctors told her she would have to take anticoagulants and be tested regularly for the rest of her life. Though taking an anticoagulant requires taking care with diet, and exercise, what stressed her most was the fear that she would be chained to her local lab and lose her biggest passion: travel. But her doctor told her about patient self-testing and Erika found a device she could use at home and take with her on trips. Since then, she has been enjoying a new level of freedom and security.