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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 09-11-2017 06:25 PM 775 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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09-11-2017 06:25 PM

I have spent the last week in the Hospital trying to survive a massive blood clot in both lungs…

Now that I am out and been debriefed, I have learned a few things.

1) Life is short and no one gives a shit!
2) Now I have to be even more careful with SHARP TOOLS.
3) Guessing that the guy full of blood thinners SHOULD NOT give his 12 pound, orange, bad attitude TOMCAT a flea bath the first thing he does when he gets back from the hospital! 911!

KILL ME!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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#1 posted 09-11-2017 06:31 PM

4. No carving or whittling! One stabbed hand could be lethal. Hang in the Richard, it doesn’t get any easier with age!

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#2 posted 09-11-2017 06:40 PM

Wow, what caused the blood clots?

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 08:03 PM

Very glad you survived. Those can be serious lights out for good!

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 10:11 PM

Un known!


Wow, what caused the blood clots?

- Gilley23


-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#5 posted 09-11-2017 10:34 PM

Went through this 6 years ago. Be careful.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 09-12-2017 12:29 AM



Un known!

Wow, what caused the blood clots?

- Gilley23

- richardchaos

Mine were caused by (are you ready) .... antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Took about ten years for them to figure it out but the answer is blood thinners anyway. I’ve been on ligh level blood thinners since 1987 and have not had any problems with common cuts and scrapes bleeding. It’s the internal stuff you have to look out for. Like if you drop a motorcycle taking a corner too fast and get a big bruise on your thigh …... you can actually bleed out inside your body.
.... I didn’t but not for lack of trying.
You will get used to it after a while. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 09-12-2017 04:09 AM

I’d kill the cat first.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 09-12-2017 04:58 AM

Hope they put you on something easier to manage than coumadin!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 05:25 AM

richcardchaos

Been there done that a few month age except one lung. It all started with a DVT in my lower right leg. Evidently a piece broke off the clot in my leg and traveld to my left lung. Didn’t even know I had a clot my leg until I the pain started in my lung.

Long story short, 3 months after the hospital say the clot in my leg is complete gone. I’ve been on a blood thinner (Eliquis one tablet 2 a day). I’m due to get off it at the end of the month. I did Warfarin for 10 days in the beginning. Warfarin you give yourself a shot in the belly fat every 12 hours.

Anyway Karma gets all us trolls sooner or later.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 09-12-2017 07:54 AM



I agree with your thoughts

- jennietodd141


If you’d use the “quote feature” I wouldn’t have to ask if your are responding to me or someone else.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 09-12-2017 12:32 PM

Getting’ old ain’t for cowards!!

-- Rockhound: You realize we're sitting on 45,000 pounds of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder? Makes you feel good doesn't it?

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#12 posted 09-12-2017 05:04 PM

I am on Plavix and I cut myself a lot; always clots quickly.

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richardchaos

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#13 posted 09-12-2017 06:06 PM

I would like to say I am on CUMADIN! I do not have any health insurance no matter what Obama says. I as offered Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) which is the lower cost ones of the three new Deluxe Blood thinners..

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is almost $500 a month. That is more than my, mortgage, Proptery taxes and home owners insurance all together!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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shipwright

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#14 posted 09-12-2017 11:57 PM

Coumadin is immediately reversible with vitamin K. If you get in trouble with one of the newer ones. .... you wait for them to “wear off”. To each his own but I’ll keep my Coumadin thanks very much.
You will be fine with Coumadin, but you do have to monitor it regularly with blood tests (INR)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#15 posted 09-14-2017 09:29 PM

I hope you are feeling better soon, but please do not post off topic discussions in the woodworking forums.

We have an off topic section here.
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