Friday, February 18, 2011

Bye Bye Warfarin!

I am officially off blood thinners!

I went to the Hematologist on Tuesday and was told that since my Neurologist is in agreement, I could stop taking Warfarin, like immediately.  No need for another bridge like the evil shot Lovenox, no need for weaning myself off, I could just stop cold turkey.

And I did! I walked out of there and had hummus and spinach for lunch and 3 cups of green tea.  I had sushi for lunch! And you've probably guessed, I got sick that night because I overdosed on green but I was just too excited!  It definitely feels weird not to take a pill every night.  I got so used to that but this is a step in a positive direction! No more blood thinners makes me feel like I'm one step closer to becoming me again.

I had to call the Anticoagulation clinic to tell them that I am no longer taking a blood thinner so I don't have to come in anymore and the secretary who I would see every time I would go in told me she was so happy for me and that she better not see my face back there ever again.  She was laughing and wished me well. I got off the phone and immediately called several people to tell them the good news and no one picked up.  Why does that always happen?  You call and call when you have something exciting to say and that's the one time when no one picks up.  I ended up just saying it out loud in the street until someone called me back.  I had to tell someone, so why not the universe!

I do feel very tired though but they said that would be the case since the meds will take a couple of days to get out of my system.  I can deal with a few more days of tiredness. :)