Coumadin, Plavix and Cataract Surgery
Have ICD and take 81mg aspirin, coumadin, Lipitor (*hmmn?) and since I just got a DES stent last month, now take Plavix that the cardiologists want me to take for a year. Problem is I need cataract surgery in at least one eye (probably both). Cardiologist says do NOT stop Plavix for a week or a day. Eye doctor reluctant to do surgery while I'm on the stuff. Now of course, I have an eye exam for my driver's license coming up in 6 months!
Anyone have cataract surgery while on these drugs?
* read an older post here where a side effect of Lipitor is cataracts-sort of like if your cholesterol goes down you won't be able to read it anyway ;-)
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.