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    Are we high risk?

    Any
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    Are we high risk?

    We are all high risk and more so when you have other health issues. That is why I get the Flu shot every year. My brother has Bronchial asthma, so he is high risk also. Just if you must go somewhere, use face mask, gloves and use wipes or Hand Sanitizer. l
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    Stool Softeners and valve replacement

    When I left the hospital after my surgery, they had me take stool softener also. Glad you are doing better.
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    Most likely going with a mechanical .

    Sorry but your comments were a bit funny. I had a cousin who thought computers were on the way out, in 1986. He was totally wrong. It is nice to talk what is not really happening right now, just imagining what the future could be. I remember back in the 1970's there was a newspaper article about...
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    INR

    I may take a look at it with Social Security, since I am a newbie to that world. And I will ask the testing people also. They are connected to my charity hospital. But where do you get the testing stirps? At a pharmacy like Walmart? Just wondering.
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    INR

    Just be glad you have it better there. Medicare only cover 80% of medical expenses. So getting a home monitor is not so easy, moneywise, cause being SSDI, I am disabled and cannot work. And limited funds to live on. So not easy to have money to buy equipment that Medicare may not cover. And the...
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    INR

    Can't afford the home machine. Limited income, SSDI does not make a lot of money. I have to make sure I have the money for my meds, rent, food, utilities and extra. I never spend $1500 for a cell phone. My next one will be from consumer cellular. And the test strips may not be covered by...
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    Aortic valve repair or replacement, early 2020

    We have something in common, murmur since birth. I had years of experience of being one of several children that was trained on at Children's Mercy Hospital in KCMO. I felt like a guinea pig at times. LOL! I had four cardio's there, two where teachers'. They were the best. The surgeon knew how...
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    INR

    I do feel safer with 2.0 to 3.0 range. They use the same Coagchek as you do. I cannot afford to be tested weekly as I am on SSDI and Medicare. I feel better being monitored by people who are trained to monitor me. I am on SSDI so funds are quite limited if I needs, food, shelter, medicine...
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    INR

    Last week, had the INR of 1.9 and retest two weeks, on January 6. They use Coagchek like a lot of you home testers. I do not have insurance to afford home testing, Medicare and SSDI. So I feel safer with them testing with their Coagchek.
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    A complaint about the 'new' anticoagulants

    I had the eye stroke from stopped taking the warfarin for three months due to no insurance at the time. And could not go cardio with no income. You can mention my name as long as it is good wording. I learned a hard lesson. And hope everyone else can learn from it. It was not from a fall, I went...
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    A complaint about the 'new' anticoagulants

    The reason I had an Eye Stroke was from not taking my blood thinner for three months. I have a St. Jude's aortic Leaflet Valve. Never been in A fib not one day in my natural life nor had a fall to cause the Eye Stroke. Just to educate you when a person stops taking any blood thinner, you run...
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    Heart Surgery: Alzheimer's Trigger?

    Sorry it took me so long to reply. Show that this is a small world after all. :)
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    Aortic Valve Replacement Feb. 2020

    That was something about you and the father comparing scars. Made me giggle.
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    Aortic Valve Replacement Feb. 2020

    Sorry no such valve is out there called, St. Judd. Now there is St. Jude's valves, I have the leaflet aortic valve. And we do not know what country you are from to know if you can get financial assistance. In America, there are public assistances out there, you just have to research what is...
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