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April 2010 Blog Posts (7)

25.04.2010

INR: 2,5
BP: 124/78
Weight: 95,7kgs

Added by Richard Deal on April 25, 2010 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

18.04.2010 - readings

INR: 3.2
BP: 130/72
Weight: 101.1 kgs

bloody hell... when i left rehab i was 80kgs...
sales meeting last week, put the spike in INR down to 2 or 3 beers a night for the past 4 days. aim to be under 100 kgs next sunday. see how it pans out ;)

Added by Richard Deal on April 18, 2010 at 19:46 — 1 Comment

Cardiologist Appt. 12.04.2010

I had a cardiologist appointment this morning and was given the all clear for the aorta - no changes since the last check up 6 months ago. ECG was also ok, but the one thing that struck me as strange was my blood pressure: 110/80.

I guess it was a leftover from the blowout on Friday ;)

r

Added by Richard Deal on April 12, 2010 at 12:33 — No Comments

Tricky Dicky

I thought that I had better start using the forums correctly - so I need a blog. Firstly this is for you all to pore over, secondly it is for me to see any changes over the course of time.

Bear with me as I am likely to mess this up! If it turns into an incoherent mess held together by a bad idea I guess I can delete it...

Have fun,

r

Added by Richard Deal on April 12, 2010 at 12:24 — No Comments

INR - 11.04.10

I was dreading this one, but since getting my coat back after Friday (and hence the new test strips for the CoaguChek) I measured today at 3.0. Took a good few minutes to get the bleeding to stop. I also think I hit a bit of scar tissue from a previous reading because it hurt like buggery! Ho hum... Will measure again on Tuesday to make sure...

Added by Richard Deal on April 11, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

A Survivors Zipper

A Survivors Zipper by Kimberlee Jones



What do you see, when you look down at your scar? The one we lovenly

call our zipper.



Are you like me? Are there times you look down and your eyes fill with

tears? Times when the fear comes back and you wonder if the end is near.

Do you sometimes feel like a time bomb that is just waiting to go off?

But without a countdown you… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Jones on April 4, 2010 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

My Story

My story: I was 34 weeks pregnant(12/14/05) and developed what I that

was indigestion(a small pressure feeling in the middle of my chest) Now

it was not painful or really bothering me but I could not take my mind

off it. I called both my midwife and my doctor and both advised me to

take some maloxx. After being awake a...ll night because my brain was in

overdrive when my boyfriend woke up the next morning around 7am or so I

told him I was going to try to take a nap… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Jones on April 3, 2010 at 11:33 — 4 Comments

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