Earlier this year, after a lengthy hospital stay, I developed several pulmonary embolisms, or artery blockages in the lungs. I was told at the time that the pulmonary emboli developed for two reasons: First, I was mostly bedbound for seven weeks. Second, Crohn's disease had put me at a higher risk of blood clotting. Later, I returned to the hospital and was diagnosed with lupus anticoagulant antibodies disorder (LAAD), a type of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. No, this does not mean that I have lupus. LAAD is found in various autoimmune diseases, including Crohn's.