All of this because I wanted more regular periods and a clearer face. Ugh. Yaz is a birth control pill that was prescribed to me for both of those purposes. The doctor informed me that the risks were just like any other birth control pill. Wrong. Yaz contains drospirenone, a "fourth generation" progestin that no other pill uses. They think that the progestin is the cause of the blood clots.
Ironically, I am still at risk for a pulmonary embolus or stroke. Stroke. Pulmonary embolus. Neither of those would work very well with homeschooling. I'm guessing that my nagging feeling and my relatedness to Superwoman/Jedi Knight Anissa was a serious message. Would I have gotten that weird red line on my leg checked out as quickly as I did if I had not been praying for Anissa? Maybe not. I love a mysterious God.