I'm currently living in Pasadena. I recently joined this forum and would be interested in meeting any other HELLP survivors. Both my son and I were lucky -- as lucky as one can be when unlucky enough to develop HELLP -- and seem to be physically ok after I developed HELLP at the end of my first pregnancy. I am extremely anxious about HELLP in future pregnancies, which we hope will start within the next year. Preparing for a second pregnancy has caused my emotional reaction to HELLP and childbirth to resurface (anxiety, helplessness, anger, jealousy, sadness) So I'm embarking on an independent literature search into HELLP, in particular Atypical HELLP and the connection between DVTs and HELLP. I'm also interested in connecting with other survivors; it's comforting to speak with others who have experienced something as scary as HELLP and PE. I'm starting to get a team (of family and colleagues) together for the OC Promise Walk on May 14. But if anyone wants to meet me beforehand, please send me a message.
JoHanna, DVT and HELLP survivor, living and loving her lucky little Leland, who made it to full-term to be born on 8-9-10. Married to a supportive husband and wonderful father who puts up with her obsessing over HELLP on a regular basis. Wanting to conceive again but still worrying about the "what if's" ... being an empathetic pessimist doesn't help.