Search results

Help Support ValveReplacement.org:

  1. pellicle

    Self-monitoring INR from the start

    interesting that there is as much as 0.3 diff between two machines. I've never done this so that's interesting. Can I ask did you do both tests (or did say the nurse do you on his) was it the same finger? were there differences in time between lance and application? Thanks
  2. pellicle

    There’s my face.

    What is that watch?
  3. pellicle

    What kind of shape are you in for AVR?

    Here the nurses are on to you if you don't. They ask, then if sus ask you to show them...
  4. pellicle

    Self-monitoring INR from the start

    I'm happy that people are getting milage out of this are you also lancing on the side? Also, if you aren't using the lances that came with the unit (for instance bought second hand) make sure you have sufficient gauge.
  5. pellicle

    Two years later. . . .

    that's good news ... so watch and wait ... all you can do is just put it out of your mind and move along with daily life my understanding is that CT scans are of similar accuracy for measurements. CT is faster and lower cost and MRI are more useful for resolving issues with respect to the...
  6. pellicle

    What kind of shape are you in for AVR?

    clarify "optimal physical shape" When I was 48 I wasn't in the same "optimal physical shape" as my friends daughter who is a upper grade swimmer and gymnast. I was certainly not in the same condition as Chuck C was before surgery ... I managed to survive. My friends mother was in her late 60's...
  7. pellicle

    Shout out and gratitude to this community

    Hi and welcome aboard gosh, I haven't heard a Peter Pan reference for ages my view is that knowledge and empowerment is the only antidote to anxiety. Knowledge is not reading thousands of various web pages but is the pursuit of only sources of veracity and knowing what that means. I...
  8. pellicle

    Colonoscopy

    I know how you feel ... sometimes good news comes as a surprise (it seemingly being rare)
  9. pellicle

    Self-monitoring INR from the start

    firstly I agree with the calls to move away from this "professional" I doubt he'll listen but if you wish to continue working with him then this may help https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24083884/ and https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0801/p266.html Main Results: We identified 18 randomized...
  10. pellicle

    2nd OHS scheduled for April 19th 2021, at 67 yrs

    Love your SR mate, my favorite classic, my current bike is a T-Max. Practical. http://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-new-t-max.html
  11. pellicle

    Imminent AVR - 40 y.o. female - advice please

    this soon after surgery I'd call that expected. just manage it by downing your pace a bit ... I'd always go with the basic rule of thumb: to estimate your maximum age-related heart rate, subtract your age from 220. For example, for a 50-year-old person, the estimated maximum age-related heart...
  12. pellicle

    Imminent AVR - 40 y.o. female - advice please

    not to my way of thinking. are you obese? If you are then they could be concerned about warfarin necrosis ... if you aren't then the worse it will do will be put you into perhaps INR=3 I recommend you consider normalising your doses, not dose then double dose then dose then double dose ...
  13. pellicle

    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    ahh ... a 10 day pill box ... haven't seen one of them ... mine's just Sun > Sat do the slots in the pill box have the day written on them? If they don't you've just forgone an important part of the process; the visual inspection hey, its Tuesday and Monday's container is untouched ... damn I...
  14. pellicle

    Imminent AVR - 40 y.o. female - advice please

    and my fav which supports that and combines two of those graphs into one http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/415179 so just chill and take your pill and test
  15. pellicle

    Genetic cause of BAV and thoracic aortic aneurysms

    correct ... we know its strongly associated but to my knowledge we do not know yet causal gene chemistry. this reading may help https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5573733/ as a young scientist in the making you can be sure that (before this was even known to be heritable) this...
  16. pellicle

    On the Flip Flop ..with a little extra hardware

    Calling .... @epstns some reading while waiting https://www.valvereplacement.org/threads/need-for-pacemaker-post-avr.887795/ https://www.valvereplacement.org/threads/getting-a-pacemaker.875823/...
  17. pellicle

    Self-monitoring INR from the start

    always a pleasure to see another happy valver ... empowered!! worth mentioning is that paracetamol is known to increase the INR when taken consistently, so just be aware that you may not need to reduce your mg daily dose of warfarin when you come off...
  18. pellicle

    On the Flip Flop ..with a little extra hardware

    Welcome to this side. Best Wishes for an uneventful recovery
  19. pellicle

    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    Great post Interesting schedule, I'd sorta get confused, so just take my test every Saturday morning. How do you set reminders for that?
  20. pellicle

    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    well there is always waxing ... I can tell you some funny stories about waxing armpits ;-)
Top