The newbies who came up with home testing don’t remember the guidance we were given back in the day. It’s funny saying that because I’m younger than most of them.Yes it would be better if the dates were in there, but that still wouldn't tell what's happening between tests. I'm supposed to get my blood tested monthly as per doctor's orders, or sooner if it is out of range. 35 years of doing this!
Pre-home testing once a month was the norm. And I sure didn’t get there that often. It is amazing how much we can fluctuate week to week though. I went from 3.0 to 2.2 this week. Reason for the dip is a lower dose. I’ve been messing with trying to get right again after a necessary steroid treatment that threw me out of whack. I topped out at 5.2. Had I just kept at my normal 6 mg daily and never testing, I may have gone even higher.
But for me, even as much as the frequency and awareness is helpful, the convenience is the best. I love not having to leave the house for that. Just a quick test and done. So easy. Took a break from work today (I work from a home office) and did my workout, shower, and INR test all under an hour and didn’t have to drive anywhere.