Stayin’ alive

A kidney dialysis/transplant diary

Another bump

I’m here at Mayo in “real time.” The appointment with the obesity specialist has been postponed until Monday following the appointment with the sleep disorder specialist.  Another bump in the road.

I just finished my  check-in at the thrombophilia center. We’re adjusting my coumidin again because my INR taken Wednesday was high (4.1, they’d like it somewhere around 2 to 3). 

I think I may have caused my own problem and, yes, I did tell the nurse.  I think when I sorted my pills into the pill organizer the last week I only put one warafin tab in each compartment instead of two.  The more I thought about that, the more I’m certain that’s what happened.  So tonight and Saturday, the nurse said, I’m to go back to 10 mg of warafin (the generic of coumidin) and 12.5 Sunday. 

 I’ll check in with thrombo again Monday after the appointment with the obesity specialist. If my INR is back in the range we’re looking for, we’ll discuss adjusting the warafin again.

That’s about all I have for the moment.  No more appointments for the day and though my mind would like to wander around Rochester awhile, I think I’ll just go back to the hotel and read.  I’m battling a bit of a cold right now. I’m taking zinc and hope it will foil the cold germs by Sunday evening.  I’d rather not have congestion fouling up the sleep disorders test.

The drive up was uneventful and the weather cooperated though I did run into a few light snow flurries.  Actually, there was more snow on the ground in Cedar Rapids when I left this morning than there is in Rochester.

I’ll try to catch you up Monday at the latest.


November 23, 2007 - Posted by | diabetes, dialysis, health, kidney, transplant


  1. Bumps in the road can be disconcerting, but … you’re still on the road! All our best to you.

    And hey, amazing job on this blog, too.

    Comment by richardpratt | November 24, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Richard … 🙂

    Comment by iowakitkat | November 26, 2007 | Reply

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