Haven't posted much lately as my wife has been fighting some pain and considerable swelling in her arm, and hasn't been able to use her right arm at all. So, after this has been ongoing for 6 weeks with numerous Dr visits, CT scans, etc. primary care Dr could not find anything wrong....was 100% of no blod clot, etc... had no clue on where to lead my wife, so we had to figure it out ourselves via the internet. (Mother in law is a nurse, so that helped) Fast forward 4 more days, we pleaded with my wife to see a vascular surgeon in Boston who specializes in a rare syndrome that most Dr's don't know about....and primary care physician was 100% confident that she did not have....agreed to see us after surgery with no appointment....he took one look at my wifes arm and immediately admitted her. (Primary care physician said 100% no clot) Well, performed a venoscan, and not only was there a huge blod clot, but the blood was pooling all the way to her hand as it could not escape her arm. (For reference my wife is fit, active, and her right arm was 9 cm's larger then her left in circumfrence) She is on meds to break down the blood clot, and then will have surgery to remove her upper rib to allow proper blood flow to her arm, then have angio work to repair the scarred vein. Lessons learned...you have to advocate for yourself.....Dr's have about 7 minutes to spend with you, so if you have an issue you sometimes need to research (a lot) on your own) Don't pick a primary care physician if possible cause its "convenient". Research ones and then find those within a network of other Dr's that you can get referred to recently. So, what do I want for Xmas....for my wife to be home, and for my 3 boys ages 9, 7 and 4 to be abel to see their mom on xmas. Thanks....just had lots of penned up stress lately, and needed to vent...mods pleae feel free to move or dump if needed. Just feels like a family here sometimes.