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  1. leadville

    Therapy while on warfarin.

    i use one all the time, its not an issue Critter
  2. leadville

    Anyone NEED a meter?

    Hey Tom hope you're keeping well, just to clarify my point I'm not talking about the protocol of post surgery testing or clinic monitoring. Sharky said he noticed a change in INR at 24hours. He has had his valve ~ 6yr if I'm understanding correctly. So notwithstanding protocol , given the...
  3. leadville

    Anyone NEED a meter?

    Just to add to pell's list; any Antibiotics, NSAIDS or grapefruit juice ? also it is worth a mention that cycling from 2mg to 4mg is poor practice. its a much smoother curve to use a constant daily dose ( near to constant as possible ) The information you were given that a dose change will...
  4. leadville

    Valve Choice with history of Cancer. Anyone deal with this?

    I can only offer my best wishes Ottagal. Best of luck with your onward journey .
  5. leadville

    Post Surgery Timeline

    I missed your quote the first time around but that is absolutely correct. @Michael O At about 6 weeks out, I can tell you that the single biggest thing you can do to speed your recovery is to slow your recovery.
  6. leadville

    Why both Warfarin AND aspirin?

    This is the reason one size does not fit all. As @vitdoc correctly points out its a 'trade off' depending on the person's own situation.
  7. leadville

    Why both Warfarin AND aspirin?

    Hi Amy, same here, St Jude mechanical and warfarin however I've never been on or have been prescribed Aspirin . There seems to be a few potential negatives to Aspirin . It's not standard protocol in the UK it's about your personal circumstances and risks. This is a topic I'm currently...
  8. leadville

    CryoLife On-X INR Claims

    @tom in MO Thank you for the reply and advice Tom @Warrick Thanks
  9. leadville

    CryoLife On-X INR Claims

    Not that I am aware of Bill for a mechanical in the Aortic position.
  10. leadville

    CryoLife On-X INR Claims

    Hey Tom, I'm a BAV St Jude guy in the aortic position just like you I understand your colon point but with regard to the range you cite i am failing to find papers on this, would you be so kind as to link any, i like to dial into the detail. my hospital papers show my range 2.5 to 3.5 ( target...
  11. leadville

    Going on 20 years this month

    Hey congratulations Caroline, 20 years is a nice milestone. Enjoy your anniversary.
  12. leadville

    Another dilation

    Hey Paul good to see you here. pity about the news though, do you have any dimensions on the dilation? be interesting to compare your previous size (post opp ) to now. I had a slight worry when i was told my repair had dilated slightly, it turned out to be a variation between different...
  13. leadville

    Covid Vaccines

    I enjoyed that chuck over my morning coffee. Ali appeared to get frustrated towards the end 🤣
  14. leadville

    Is it Curtains for me?

    Hey protime. Sorry to be reading about this. I hope you get some positive and reliable information when you speak to the doctors. Good luck mate
  15. leadville

    Staying the Course -- "On the Road Again"

    Sorry to read about Ellie Bob. It's never easy
  16. leadville

    cuts on warfarin

    Mrs Leadville put on some butterfly strips Pell The BB is running sweet now, schoolboy error but I survived the bleeding to death 😉
  17. leadville

    cuts on warfarin

    Changing the bikes bottom bracket bearing and slipped with the knife I was using to remove the dust cover. I'm happy to report I didn't bleed to death .
  18. leadville

    Monsters in the attic

    it's natural to be fearful, voluntarily going into the theatre may be one of the toughest things you may face. Its a totally counterintuitive thing to do. don't beat yourself up about being anxious, we all were. But, ... you will learn a lot about yourself, you will be stronger for it, its an...
  19. leadville

    Coaguchek XS error code #4..?

    I would of been interested to know if the original strips would have still created the error code after the cleaning and successful INR reading . was it the machine or strips ? we will never know Chuck 🤣
  20. leadville

    Let's set some goals! A throwdown!

    You will probably notice your resting heart rate will stay slightly elevated if you're overtraing too, it's a guide but train to your HRV. Sometimes less is more and this is where a strong mind can work against you. train smarter for great results. I always focus on proper electrolyte balance...
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