Cross-country skier Kikkan Randall had just finished a great season, was looking forward to getting married and then the pain started in her lower back.
“I was a little afraid for my life for a while,” Randall said recently.
Randall, 26, landed in the hospital at home in Anchorage in late March when doctors discovered a blood clot reaching from “my belly button to my knee.”
Doctors told Randall it was the largest clot they had ever seen and attempted to dissolve it, but a larger clot formed. A second attempt to eliminate it worked. Randall was sidelined six weeks but did not miss any time getting back into action once she got the OK at the end of April. A late Anchorage snowfall let her ski two weeks into May. Her wedding went off as planned May 16.
Read the full article from USA Today:
Cross-country skier Randall survives a 'perfect storm'