Is anyone currently dealing w/ post phlebitic syndrome? I had a DVT and PE in March '09 and tested positive for Hetero Factor V. After a year of Coumadin therapy a doppler was done and I was given the all clear and I'm off the Coumadin. The swelling is still persistent and yesterday the doctor said it was probably PPS and gave me a prescription for compression stockings. I have been reading conflicting information. One site says the veins are destroyed forever. The other states the body can develop new pathways for blood to exit the leg. I'm just trying to find someone who is living with it, so I know what to expect?