Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ode to Lovenox

As a result of blood tests, yesterday and today, my transition from Lovenox to Coumadin is over. I have been given permission to stop the Lovenox completely and simply continue with the Coumadin - an oral anti-coagulent - for a few months or so. No more needles in the abdomen twice a day. And now my blood tests can be done at the Coumadin Clinic with a little finger tester, as opposed to having to drop in to our local Urgent Care Center and wait to be seen for a blood draw (since they don't take appointments). Apparantly, the finger tester at the Coumadin Clinic does not work when a person is on Lovenox.

Maybe I will to write a song about having to say goodbye to Lovenox so I can express the deep sorrow I feel no longer having it as a part of my dailiy life. Farewell needles.


  1. You continue to amaze me with your chin up attitude. You have been through Hell and back and you are not yet capable of going back to work and yet it doesn't seem to bother you. The operative word here is "seem". You are honest without being sappy; we are aware of your frustration and yet you don't dwell on it. You are courageous; no one knows what the future will bring and you face it with panache and style no matter what pain you are in. I'm proud of you.

  2. Mom, that was beautifully put. Rob, consider this a "ditto" from sis. xoxo