I am scared to death about having a lumpectomy because I have a family history of blood clotting. I have been on Coumadin for many years. They have taken me off of Coumadin
for the surgery and made me inject myself with a blood thinner and stop the day before surgery.
What I am really scared about is that they will put me right back on blood thinner after the surgery and told me I will have considerable bruising. I already had a stereotactic biopsy while on a blood thinner and suffered considerable bruising. I am afraid I will throw a clot right after surgery like my family (also on blood thinners experienced after their surgeries).
My doctor said they would send me right home after the surgery (outpatient)and I am worried because no one will be monitoring me while at home and that's when my family throws clots.
Any advice on taking blood thinners before and after surgery?
Did you experience considerable bruising or a clot after surgery because you also have this disorder?
Please share and thank you so much for sharing - it is greatly appreciated.