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Tomas Vokoun: Blood clot almost killed me

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09:08 AM ET 09.28 | Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is out of the hospital now and is on the mend, but his recent blood clot issue was an awfully dangerous situation. According to Vokoun, it was nearly fatal. "I was lucky I was sent to hospital so quickly. I nearly died during weekend," Vokoun said. "My foot was swollen, I had blood clots from mid-thigh almost to the heart. I was thinking about the end of my career. It would not be so difficult decision. Now I will do what doctors say. Health is clearly the main thing. I hope I have more than half of life ahead of me."

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September 28, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Tomas Vokoun: Blood clot almost killed me

It's yet to be seen but I'm pretty sure it killed the Penguins.

September 28, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Best wishes for a full & speedy recovery to him!

September 28, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Wow. I didn't realize how serious it was. Hope he makes a complete recovery and thinks long and hard about retiring.

September 28, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tomas Vokoun: Blood clot almost killed me It's yet to be seen but I'm pretty sure it killed the Penguins.

He must've caught it from MAF.

September 28, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wow. I didn't realize how serious it was. Hope he makes a complete recovery and thinks long and hard about retiring.

No kidding. Bloodclots can be life ending if they break loose.

September 28, 2013  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No kidding. Bloodclots can be life ending if they break loose.

Or they taste terrible! ;)

September 28, 2013  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Best wishes for a full & speedy recovery to him!

Exactly. He kept Pit in while everyone shut em down! He's Ben a good goalie for a long time, so best wishes...heal up....learn English better.......yup it will all work out!

September 28, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Or they taste terrible! ;)

You ate one?

Eeeeeewwww!! :-)

September 28, 2013  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Or they taste terrible! ;)

Just like chicken??

September 28, 2013  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You ate one? Eeeeeewwww!! :-)

I figured that would churn a stomach or two.......but no I didn't.

Gross.

September 28, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No kidding. Bloodclots can be life ending if they break loose.

However, dealin with a woman that has one coming on, ya know like Positively mindlessness syndrome.....is a bee itch!

September 28, 2013  04:08 PM ET
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However, dealin with a woman that has one coming on, ya know like Positively mindlessness syndrome.....is a bee itch!

:-)

September 28, 2013  10:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I figured that would churn a stomach or two.......but no I didn't. Gross.

You know how bikers used to earn their red wings??

 
September 29, 2013  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You ate one? Eeeeeewwww!! :-)

Google "czarnina", my mother makes the best. Vinegar keeps the clots from forming, that is the trick.

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