In September of last year (2012) I ended up at the doctor with severe pain and swelling in my left arm. After an ultrasound was completed, it wa discovered I had two clots in my upper arm (above my elbow). Numerous doctors saw me and were baffled - they inidicated an "upper extremity clot" is very rare and concerning when there is/was no known cause. I was immediately put on coumadin and lovenox shots to thin my blood. Unfortuantely, the doctor I was seeing at the time was in over her head yet refused to refer me out. I ended up back in the ER due to an ovedose of the blood thinners resulting in a hematoma in my leg and internal bleeding. Luckily, I was referred to a hematologist who subsequently took over my care. He took me off all thinners to allow time to run the proper blood tests to determine the cause of the clots. The test revealed a blood disorder which will require me to be on blood thinners the rest of my life. The downside is that research shows many individuals with upper extremity clots due to no event can lead to cancer. Right now I am in need of $1600 to enable me to continue the medicine. Any help that can be sent my way would be most appreicated. Thank you in advance for your generosity.