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  1. J

    Ten years ago today...

    I got my mechanical valve. My last general doctors visit he asked me if I can still here it ticking, and I told him "Every beat!" As with everyone else's experience, my life after ten years on warfarin is exactly like all the years before warfarin. There have been no changes, except to follow...
  2. J

    7 years

    I am doing wonderful. My doctor (GP) asked me last month if I still hear it, and I told him "every click". The best Christmas present I got that year was my wife driving me home 600 miles on Christmas day. Merry Christmas everyone.
  3. J

    Coag-Chek meter information wanted

    Since the Inratio 2 has been discontinued, and I really dislike my Coagucheck XS due to reading very high compared to blood draws, I am considering this meter. Is there anything "special" that needs to be done with this meter? ProtimeNow, I am considering this based on your reviews and I would...
  4. J

    5 years ago right now.......

    I was somewhat cognizant. Morphine had something to do with that, and it helped me a lot. I still remember that night, and my wife telling me after the fact that the angel of a nurse I had was telling her that I was doing well. I think I was, since I walked out of IC to my room, and she said...
  5. J

    2 years!

    It seems like forever ago, but two years ago from now I would have been waking up, and letting the nurse know I wanted the tube out NOW so I could breath. When I was first asked if they could get me anything, I replied "A cheesburger!" The nurse said no. LOL. After several hours in ICU, and not...
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