Saturday, September 2, 2017

Enoxaparin

My visit to the anticoagulation clinic yesterday became a big deal.  The INR  level was inexplicably 1.2.  It should be 2.5 to 3.5 to prevent strokes.  So along with increasing my rat poison dose, I had to start getting injections of enoxaparin.  Not at the doctor's office, but at home, at least for a few days.  This stuff really hurts once injected.  The nurse who did my belly injections in the hospital was very sympathetic; she had to give herself these injections twice a day while pregnant.

Anyway, the prescription was for eight syringes already loaded with this stuff.  Te prospect of injecting myself in the belly was a bit disturbing.  (I am a pain wimp.)  My wife is doing a great job, but I will be glad to be past it.  Those of you with diabetes have my increased sympathy.

2 comments:

Dean in Az said...

Inject in the fat blow your navel, but not along the "belt line". Less nerves there, less pain.

Windy Wilson said...

I passed out once while having blood drawn. In my defense I was weak from yet-to-be diagnosed mononucleosis at the time. My mother was decidedly unsympathetic, mentioning how much blood was drawn from her when she was carrying me.