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Maryg was posted 05/31/2007 10:33 pm by graciebeth
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Im not going to fuss at you too much but you really shouldtn lie to the dr, the damage lies in the fact that those records are false--he is the local dr therefore if there was a local accident it would likely be those records that the hospital would get for reference(well I mean IF they wanted them) *shrug* Im not going to lie to you, Ive altered my coumadin dose a couple times on my own and have been ok, with me I start showing BIG nasty ugly and I mean UGLY unexplained bruises when my blood gets too thin, when I get one of those I either skip a dose, or take half a dose for 2days.. difference is tho that I tell my dr I did so and on what days so far the test has been pretty stable since last fall(I take 5mg a day along with the 81mg asprin and my INR stays around 2.8--3.2, last time it was 3.0) Anyway the dr sounds like a jerk and I cant blame you for not wanting to start something with him,but Id worry about the medical records showing a untrue dose..

As for this part of your post ''I am trying to establish some doctors here incase I have an emergency and end up in the hospital unable to communicate'' I urge you to get a medical bracelet if you dont have one already, I have one that states I have a mechanical aortic valve and am taking coumadin, my theory was what if Im driving alone(happens often) and am crashed into by a drunk driver or something and am unconscious and bleeding.. I mean eventually the paramedics would notice the blood loss being significant(well I guess they would anyway) but I feel a lot safer having the bracelet on and have worn it since last July when I got it (I got the flyer for it at the local CVS pharmacy and ordered it over the phone, got a neclace for $10 more but I havent worn it yet-but I wanted to get a 2nd bracelet or something just in case I lost the bracelet or it broke or whatever)

Anyway :) I hpe you get the dr situation figured out soon, it can be a real mess and shame on that endo dr for what he did to you by not seeing you thats just plain ole rotten :(, he probably wouldve turned out to be a jerk too tho and you may be better off not having given him any of your time.

hugz-Grace

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