- Apr 26, 2022
Thanks Tim. I will make sure I get the device prior to operation!I would definitely advise getting one prior to your surgery. This was a really good decision that I made. Fact is, after surgery you’re gonna be pretty messed up. That’s ok and normal. It’s nice not to stress about how to use your device during that time. Get it PRIOR to surgery and practice with it. Don’t take it for granted that it will be easy. You gotta use a lance size and depth that will draw enough blood. And there is a technique to it. For real.
Because I purchased and practiced with mine prior to surgery, I was able to start testing successfully the day after I got home from the hospital. It was a HUGE help (for me).
Plus, my hospital seriously F’d up and let me leave with an INR of 1.1 and no Heparin shots (lovenox). They had put me on 5mg … but, that was too low. I need 10-11mg. Luckily - the fact that I was home testing allowed me to sort this out quicker. That said - I was still under 2.0 for almost a week with no heparin to compensate. Can’t imagine what this would have been if I wasn’t home testing. Ugh.
How is your recovery going nearly 1 month out?