Yesterday I had my PM check/doctors appointmeny (finally!)
All went well. I was told I have asout 1 1/2 -2 years left in my pm, wich is good because that's what the said a year ago. My cardiologist is the one monitoring my warfarin/INR results. I asked him if he thought I'd be on it for life or could switch back to taking an asprin a day. (which was much easier) He wasn't sure and said he'd have to look at a video of a trnsecho that I had done a few years ago first but most likeley I'd have to stay on it. He said may one day they'll come up with something that works the same but won't need to all the testing. He understands that it's a pain to go for the testing regularly. It takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to the lab. It's not too bad when it's 1ce a month but when it's more often it's a pain, plus with gas prices it's harder to afford it now, I'm not working for the summer and my husbands been out of work since November. My doctor said he could check and see if I would qualify for home testing (more would the insurance cover it) I didn't know they did home teasting. Does anyone have do it or heard about it? I'm guessing it's like the one they use in the office(wich I usually don't do. The labs more convient, don't need an appointment and no co-pay that they wanted me to do in the office) It looks like a diabetes monitor almost.
You know you're wired when...
You trust technology more than your heart.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!