Jan 03, 2014 - 11:17 am
I was wondering if any of you are on blood thinners. My brother had clotting issues so they told him he will probably be on blood thinners for the rest of his life. This wasn't the case pre-cancer. They put in a filter to prevent future clots, but they are having issues getting his INR where it needs to be. I am told it should be between 2 and 3 but so far it's only getting to 1.9, which is getting close. They have him on Warfarin. Anyone else dealing with blood thinners? I'm curious to know if you've had issues with it as well. Also, my brother had 1.5 liters of fluid removed from around the heart. The cardio thoracic surgeon says it could happen again. Does anyone else have to deal with that and how often do you have that issue? My brother is starting to think that he should stop doing the chemo. He was hospitalized 3 times within a month between clots and fluid around the heart. It has taken a lot out of him. What are your experiences? Thank you for sharing with us.