You got it. When you get older, the chances of getting blood clots go up. That is how I lost the man I loved for 21 years this past September, to a blood clot that went straight to his heart. He was in the hospital for a couple of days, being treated for blood clots that were going to his lungs. The treatment he had recieved was doing very well and he was going to go home the next day. Sadly it ended up I became an SO widow. These things you do not mess with.
He was 46.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Drs warn us about plane/train/bus/auto rides that keep us in the sitting position.
Sometimes side effects from a treatment/surgery can be a good thing. I had a knee operation two years ago, and basically the only side effect is if I sit for about two hours that knee gets stiff.
So after about an hour of sitting, I need to walk around or up a hill if there is one for about ten minutes to relieve the stiffness in my knee. My wife jokes that it would take a month to drive cross country. She is in the same boat after a major surgery and a couple of self inflicted injuries when she took unplanned trips and didn’t bounce very well. Most of our doctor friends and PT friends tell us not to ignore when our body tells us to keep moving.
We know of a few good role models, who follow the advise to keep moving. The best comes from a fellow who will make a hundred this coming year. His motto is, “I want to wear out, not rust out!”
Again sorry about your husband.