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suesunuk

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PostSubject: so hello   Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:03 pm

so pleased to have found pepole like me i think!!!! so heres my story july 28 after wating to book a holiday for over 12 mounth we my partner and i go on a charety walk for latch lovley sunnday 1st day of hols ......... and what do i so slip on a westwales costal path anyway i manage to walkfor anouther hour with what i find after is a broken ankle three weeks on after hobbling about on cruthches my leg and calf decide to double in size ummmm i think thisis not right go back to hospital and then told its a dft Rolling Eyes so put in split cast given warfin weeks worth of stabs in belly and refererd back to hospital the blood thingy has gone up and down the warfin to so how now am i back on 8mg of warfin beening seen once a week at the drs and the blood thingy 1.6 when i am supposed to be between 2.00 and 3.00 and i still carnt walk further than courner shop am i going to able to go back to work running round in i hope 4 weeks max??? scratch some explain it all pleaseeeeeeeeeee lol!
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PostSubject: Re: so hello   Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:54 pm

Hi Sue,

Welcome! Sorry to hear what you've been going through, (and that it happened on your holidays to boot!) Sad, but great to have you here. There are a lot of super supportive people here, and many with similar situations (i.e. casts, swelling, etc.). Check through the Lounge and you'll find some similar experiences.

As for me, (my story is in the DVT Diary from Vancouver), I didn't have the major swelling or cast situation, but I was hobbling around. I kept walking every day. In the beginning, I couldn't go very far, but just kept at it, which I think really helped. (It helps promote your blood's circulation in your legs which is very helpful--from my understanding, of course I'm not a Dr.--and reduces pain, etc.) In your situation, you have to contend with your broken ankle too, which must be very challenging. Ouch! What a Face

I too, just had an INR of 1.6. It took them over a week to get the results to me, and rather than calling me to have me retest, they had me drive all the way to my GP's (over an hour away--where I used to live) to tell me in person to retest. Mad They didn't adjust my dose because they felt it might be an influction, since I've stabilized finally in the last couple of months. Well, that was Wed., today's Sat. and I've heard nothing. Will have to call on Mon. I can only assume that it's okay. The strange thing, is that yesterday I had some symptoms of OVER dosing, not under dosing... i.e. petechia(?)--a patch of teeny red/purple dots on my DVT leg (top of leg--my DVT is lower leg), and some bruising. Would seem that my INR should be high, not low. I'm confused! scratch Anyhoo, I will get it sorted out!

How are you feeling today? Have you been redosed to get your INR up? How's your ankle?

Try to have a great weekend, and HANG IN THERE!! We're here for you!

Check out all the great resources on this site... Denis has been together a wealth of information! Also, if you like, visit me at www.meetup.com/DVT-Support-Group-of-the-Lower-Mainland/ . If you go to the "About Us' section, you'll find a looooong page of resource links that I've put in there. Hope that helps too! Smile

Take care and chat soon,
Brenda
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PostSubject: Re: so hello   Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:46 pm

just thought i would drop a line to say hello and you all know how im going on well the ankle is fixed so they tell me im back in wirk but taking it slow as it involves a lot of staires 28 to be exact thats one way lol and the same back my anr is 1.9 and still on 9 milligrames os warfin the sweeling has gone down but i still have one leg bigger than the normal one but hey im walking again so have got to be gratful must idmit i do run out of steam a lot easer now but surley it will soon get better and my leg will return to the same sixe as the other one?? any way hope allis well with every one talk soon sue flower sunny
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