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    Covid Vaccines

    I haven't been following latest news scuttlebut etc regarding the various vaccines but I recall a while ago there was talk that some vaccines might need an additional booster shot a year later or whatever to keep our immune systems tuned in so to speak. Has anyone heard anything recently about...
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    Covid Vaccines

    That sums up a recent president and some of his followers from what I have observed. And the more indefensible the position, the larger the line is drawn to defend it.
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    Aortic Valve Choices

    Must be different for diff people. Maybe related to the size of the valve? Maybe with your chest cavity etc. Mine is inaudible. Can only hear it through a stethoscope or if I am lying on my stomach with chest touching the mattress, then I can hear it if an ear is on the mattress, it gets...
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    Shelf life of Coumadin?

    A couple weeks ago I was really really tired b4 going into work and forgot to take my pills (warfarin and some others). I used to take it the warfarin in the evening when I got home around 8PM but that got turned onto its head when I got forced into a 12 hour nightshift this year. So instead I...
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    Shelf life of Coumadin?

    Jantoven is not the generic name for "Coumadin" - the generic name of the drug is "warfarin sodium" or warfarin for short. I am not 100% positive but I think that "Jantoven" is just another "brandname" that warfarin gets sold as, like Coumadin is.
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    Covid Vaccines

    I think that is only because of your OHS scar, unscarred folks are allowed to bare it all ;)
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    Covid Vaccines

    Depends on whether he fired 6 shots or only 5...but...I GOTS TO KNOW!
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    Covid Vaccines

    True, but at least we did get some clinical trials done, the vaccine(s) have been proven to be effective and relatively safe at least for most, and the way I explained my decision to get the vaccine to others who were hesitant was that I would rather risk the dangers of the vaccine than the...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    I vaguely remember talk of such legislation to ban "surprise" healthcare bills being discussed in congress for years (?) but that it was defeated or delayed (thx to lobbyists of the industry of course). As usual in this country everything designed for actual citizens gets pushed to the side in...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Similar story for me when I was brought to ER following heart attack. Was taken to local hospital 5 minutes from where I was at work when I collapsed (if not might be dead) and about 30 mins from where I live. At some point a lady Dr came into my curtained area in the ER and talked to me for...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Mine is through Anthem BC/BS of Georgia since that is where the corporate headquarters are of were I work. It is called "Healthplus Premium PPO". Being through Anthem BC/BS caused me quite a bit of pain as I discovered way back when I tried to use Alere as per my cardiologist at the time in...
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    Colonoscopy

    The only time I've had to bridge with it (for a cardiac cath/stent) my entire abdomen/etc was one huge black, blue, and blood-red mess. The Dr and his staffdoing the procedure even commented on how bad it was. That would be great if ever approved for bridging. Until then I am avoiding any...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Wow. This billing stuff is totally crazy. I mentioned earlier that I FINALLY got a statement from my insurer (BC/BS) that shows that "Biotel" has billed them; which took about 8-9 months to get submitted.... I actually got two statements, the first dated March 7, 2021 that said that Biotel...
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    Breathing Tube Fear

    Like most of the posters above I can say that it should not be a big deal. My own experience was that I was so groggy and out of it I had no idea what was going on. All I remember is that it was like a dream when I woke up (did Yogi Berra ever say that? If not he should have). When I awoke...
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    High gradients after surgery?

    I posted about this already but last time I had an echo it was read completely wrong by the Dr who wrote it and not even noticed by my cardiologist. I only spotted the errors when I got the reports from my PCP. It had all sorts of stupid shhht like my "trileaflet" aortic valve (which is now a...
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