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    Mini stoke at 2.1 INR. Wth:(

    Thanks for the replies! I'm guess I'm not really sure if it was a stroke or TIA, but I like the sounds of TIA better lol. I did have an MRI and the doc said he could see the damage. But he said it was small, and the only part of me that's "not me" is my right hand. Can't write my name...
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    Mini stoke at 2.1 INR. Wth:(

    Who has a stroke at 34 years of age?? This girl! Booooo on that:( How often does everyone with a new mechanical valve get their INR checked? I've always felt comfortable with going 48 hours, but two weeks ago my pharmacist convinced me (by making me feel silly) to come in once a week. Well...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I've had migraines since I was 10 and they always started off with the little flashing aura and then ended with a headache behind the eye and vomiting. Very frustrating as a kid, especially when you have a step mom who thinks you'e lying and won't help you. Needless to say, migraines are a...
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    So when did you all feel "normal" again?

    Great responses, folks! A few made me grab for my pillow so I could have a giggle lol. For me, normalish would be being able to sleep and move with no pain. I've got pinching and pulling in places that have zero do to with my chest, so why on earth do they hurt?? Grrr. Guess I'll have to see...
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    So when did you all feel "normal" again?

    Hey Hey! I'm alive, haha! I'm on day 6 post op and just taking it hour by hour. Can' wait till it's day by day lol. Anyway, just hoping everyone can share how they felt around this time and how long it took to blow up those darn 3 balls. Also, I have a surgeon of very few words, and he...
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    Drainage tube removal experience!?

    Thanks for the quick replies! I'm going in tomorrow at 5:45am and for some crazy reason the drainage tube removal thing has been bugging me lol. As if it matters after surviving a surgery, right Lol?? But still good to go in with a bit of an idea of how it will feel is helpful to me.
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    Shout out to those in love...with their hair!

    Men or ladies, let's talk about hair! From the reading I have been doing these days, it appears that hair loss seems to go hand in hand with Warfarin. My question is this: how many of you have experienced permanent hair loss/thinning as a result of warfarin (not the temporary hair loss that...
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    Pre surgery depression/worries/weird thoughts

    So a few things I wanted to respond to(not a clue how I respond to individual posts /responses). The dementia thing: Lots and lots of links I'm sure I could provide, but, instead, just type in "warfarin dementia" and you'll have lots to read. Scary stuff! I took the advice of many of you...
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    Pre surgery depression/worries/weird thoughts

    Thanks so much to those of you who took your time to respond! Yes, I was definitely having a bad week; no, my husband isn't too bad at all lol. I think it's one of those "do we have what it takes to make it to the end of time?" type deals, and I often wonder how he really feels about me, us...
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    Pre surgery depression/worries/weird thoughts

    My surgery to replace my aortic valve with a mechanical valve is happening in October 2017. I'm scared. I know that's normal. In fact, I know that everything I'm feeling is normal(to a degree), so why don't I feel normal? I'm thinking that maybe I need to go on an anti depressant just to shut...
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    A whine about wine...try not to judge!

    Thank you for the reading, pellicle! Superman, I think perhaps the job thing is all in my head and placed there by my very blunt brother (who happens to be an HR manager). He mentioned how hiring someone with a very noticeable heart condition may or may not be a turn off. So I suppose my...
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    A whine about wine...try not to judge!

    Haha, I was like "blotto? What the...". Thank you for your response!! I think I just needed to read that a few drinks wouldn't kill me on the spot. Wasn't sure if it was a blood pressure thing (which mine is usually quite low) or a blood clotting thing with the new valve. I've learned not...
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    A whine about wine...try not to judge!

    Hello, forgive my ignorance as I am still digesting the very idea of having to rely on a mechanical valve. Didn't even know my ticker had an issue until four years ago. Anyway, my question is this: Will I need to forever say goodbye to the feeling of total inebriation? I just got used to the...
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