I switched to two days a week, Tuesday/Thursday, due to conflict with some work meetings. Nevertheless, I'm really enjoying it so far. Given my arrhythmias early on in my recovery, I don't want to take it too hard, too fast. The level of activity in cardiac rehab is just about perfect for me right now.I found rehab to be really helpful -- especially the way I chose to do it.
After my 1.8 result a week ago, my Warfarin dosage was increased, so I might not get to 2.5, but I'll probably be above 2 with today's measurement.Regardless of what your cardiologist said, I know that there are many on this site who believe that, even with an On-X, you're safer maintaining a target range between 2.5 and 3.5. Your lifestyle won't change, you won't really notice any differences from living with an INR of 2.5, rather than 1.8.
Glad to hear your update.After my 1.8 result a week ago, my Warfarin dosage was increased, so I might not get to 2.5, but I'll probably be above 2 with today's measurement.
My wife didn't go to work today: she runs a preschool, and they closed because of the SF Bay Area COVID-19 shelter in place. So the car was available -- we were worried about parking near the lab, so she drove me this time. Next time, if I have access to the car, I'll drive myself, or I could bicycle, because I got cleared to ride today.I'm curious about your trip to the INR clinic. Did you really have to walk 6 miles to get there? How did they handle any lines or crowding once you arrived?
Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are going well!It's been 90 days plus a week since my surgery -- my home INR monitoring kit has shipped, and it should arrive Thursday.
Still feeling good, knock on wood. First thing in the morning, when there aren't too many people out, I've been going for very brisk walks, like under 15 minute miles (9 minute km). Heart rate up around 100-110 at that pace. My cardiologist didn't exactly clear me to run yet -- he said I should exercise at the level I was doing at cardiac rehab before they shut it down for COVID-19. I'd really like to get back to running, so I'll probably call him soon to see if I'm allowed.
And then maybe in the summer I can have that beer.