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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Ugh. They were closed today....will try to get them next week at some point...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Thanks! So not just me then. I will try calling them again tomorrow since I am off then. Hope they are open. My next scheduled dayoff is not until more than a week away. I may have to find a way to sneak a call to them at work. Sigh....
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    I thought that Alere had gotten out of the INR biz. I know their INR device was discontinued a few years ago. What device are you using now? And what is their remote service called/how does a possible new customer reach them to enroll? I may have to leave this new company taking over for...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    I still have not even gotten a bill from them yet. I think their new name is "Biotell Heart" btw. Different question - can anyone call Biotell Heart and report their results today? Because I cannot. I did a test then tried to call it in. Their voice message system has changed and they even...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Trying cutting down your consumption of crude oil as well :)
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    During the first wave of corona buying panic around here ground beef doubled from like $4/lb to $9!!!! Insane. Steaks & roasts were over $20/lb. I never saw the supermarkets so well stocked with meat in my life (people weren't buying at those crazy prices). Has since gone back down but who...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Sheesh. Today was a migraine rarity for me. Double-duty. First one started about 1:30pm with the usual "Hmm, I can't quite see right" like glare or something was hiding some letters in what I was trying to read. Aura then came on & lasted the usual 20-30 minutes but it was a doozy, very very...
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    Blood Clot Post Surgery

    Just a personal experience - you can't trust ANYBODY, Drs, nurses, hospitals, none of 'em. Mistakes happen. And unless you are sharp enough to catch it yourself you will never know. When I was in still in hospital recovering from heart attack/OHS one day a nurse came in and gave me a belly...
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    Does COVID affect anticoagulation with patients on Warfarin? Affect INR?

    Not that I know of. Only that my work schedule totally screws up how much sleep, food, rest, diet, stress, exercise etc. I work 12 hour shifts that are 15 hour days with a normal rotation of 2 days on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off then cycle repeats. Go multiple days in a row with no...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I wonder if we might be related :) Several members of my family on my Mom's side get these like me ("ocular migraines" as you say). Wonder if there is a genetic component. Also similar with intestinal problems we have that I can't get a diagnosis for (one cousin did get a diagnosis for that...
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    Friday 13th

    Congrats, I had my 5 year On-X anniversary last year.
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    Extreme Anxiety, Minimally Invasive, Ross Procedure, and Life Expectancy

    I do not believe so but I don't know. My heart murmurs were detected when I was still in like junior high. I only found out I had not one but 2 leaky/regurgitating valves when I was in my 30s. Even then I was told they were of no concern and not to worry about it. They SHOULD have told me to...
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    Does COVID affect anticoagulation with patients on Warfarin? Affect INR?

    Yes, I thought it was odd but as long as I stay within range on the low side I don't worry about it. Anytime I bounce higher/lower it usually goes back the next test. These are my numbers last couple weeks: 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.3 1.7 2.1 Also, every week my work...
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    Blood Clot Post Surgery

    Scary. Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Best wishes for speedy recovery. One quick comment - As I understand it, when bridging from warfarin to lovenox/heparin I was told your INR no longer matters. That is that once you are on lovenox for the recommended time period and have ceased to be on...
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    Does COVID affect anticoagulation with patients on Warfarin? Affect INR?

    I'm currently on quarantine for possible covid awaiting a test tomorrow. If what I have is covid then I can say it is not affecting my INR. My illness started last Friday with dry itchy throat then crap in sinuses dripping down then slight cough & chest tightness, but no fever. On the surface...
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