'90 Day Fiance' star Anna Campisi reveals recent blood clot health scare
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/22/2020
90 Day Fiance star Anna Campisi has revealed she recently had a health scare in which doctors discovered multiple blood clots in her body.
"I've had a scary week. I've been having calf pain for a couple of weeks...Last weekend my leg started swelling. My right calf was double the size [of] my left and I was in severe pain," Anna wrote in her Instagram Stories this past weekend, according to a screenshot of her post captured by 90 Day Fiance Instagrammer John Yates.
"I went to see my doctor and was sent to the ER. After an ultrasound was done, multiple blood clots were found. I was [given] blood thinners and sent home. The next night, I woke up with pain in my chest."
Anna continued in her post, "I went back to the ER. I had a CT scan and blood clots were found in both of my lungs. I'm now on bed rest for the next few days. This is the scariest thing I've gone through. Everything I've read... is really scary."
"It could happen to anyone. If you feel like something isn't right...Take time to get it looked at," Anna concluded. "It could save your life."
Anna, a 38-year-old mother of three from Bellevue, NE, is currently starring on 90 Day Fiance's seventh season with Mursel Mistanoglu, a 38-year-old from Antalya, Turkey. The show airs on Sunday nights at 8PM ET/PT on TLC.
Prior to meeting Mursel on Facebook, Anna had a relationship that ended badly with a "controlling" man -- the father of her three sons: Joey, 15, Gino, 14, and Leo, 6.
Mursel seemed "kind and sweet" compared to her ex, and he and Anna bonded over their shared passion for beekeeping.
The couple therefore continued talking and sending photos to each other despite the language barrier between them and cultural differences.
Anna acknowledged flying Mursel to America was a huge risk and might flip her family's lives upside down, but she was optimistic her family would come together.
But when Mursel met the boys, it was a little awkward for everyone involved.
A couple of Mursel's comments led the boys to believe he was going to view everything in the United States as inferior to what he was used to in Turkey.
Mursel's meeting with Anna's sons "didn't go well," according to Anna, and then he had to meet her mother, Charlene, who didn't like the idea of Mursel being in control of her daughter's household.
Charlene also learned Mursel was keeping Anna's three children a secret from his parents in Turkey.
Mursel explained he loved Anna so much and felt guilty about the secret, but he knew his family would disapprove of him marrying a wife with kids -- and he didn't want to disobey his parents.
As time progressed, the pair struggled with communication issues, and Anna worried Mursel was using their language barrier as an excuse to not talk their problems out. Anna didn't feel heard or understood, and she was tired of receiving "yes" or "no" answers to things.
Anna, however, continued with the wedding planning, which included finding a wedding dress.
"He's The One. It just seems like nothing is going right... [but] we'll get it all figured out," Anna cried when trying on the perfect dress.
But Anna's son Joey didn't want his mother to marry Mursel, and Mursel was well aware of that.
"Your situation does not make me happy," Mursel told Joey while they were being fitted for their wedding tuxedos. "You never give me good energy. You don't try to be nice. If you don't want me, I can go."
"It's that easy?!" Joey asked his mom. "Okay, situation solved!"
Mursel started questioning why he should stay in the United States if Anna's kids didn't want him around, but Anna was certain they could get through this.
"The boys mean everything to me. My life revolves around them, but I don't think they appreciate everything I've given and sacrificed for them. And at some point, I want to be happy too," Anna said in a confessional.
But Mursel keeping Anna's kids a secret from her loved ones continued eating away at her, so she decided to give Mursel an ultimatum.
Anna told Mursel to tell his parents about her kids or she wouldn't marry him.
"If I had known Anna was going to make me tell my family about her kids, I would not have come [to the United States]," Mursel confessed to the cameras.
As expected, Mursel's parents seemed outraged by the news when Mursel told them about Anna's sons via video chat.
"She took you for a fool!" Mursel's father said, before his mother scolded him as well and demanded he return to Turkey and find a nice girl in his home country.
Mursel said his parents perceived Anna as an "incredibly bad" woman, and Anna was devastated to hear her parents would not accept her.
Mursel then decided to return to Turkey in order to please his parents, and Charlene accused Mursel of breaking her daughter's heart. Charlene wanted Mursel to get "the hell out of" America.
Anna's two youngest boys, Leo and Gino, were also pretty upset by the news because they had just started to welcome Mursel into their lives and appreciate him being around.
Joey was happy about the news, as he accused his mother of never thinking things through or considering all possible outcomes. Joey was disappointed in his mom for putting the family through all this.
In the days leading up to Mursel's flight back to Turkey, Anna forced him to stay in a hotel. She cried constantly and called him "weak." She ignored his phone calls and texts unless she watched to yell at him.
"If we really cannot be together, I want you gone," Anna told Mursel via text.