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I had another test today.

I had my INR tested today. If you have had a stroke, you are well aware of the INR. If you have not had a stroke, your INR basically tells the Dr. how slow or how fast your blood clots. They want mine between 2 and 3. It was 1.5 Monday. They upped my dose of Warfarin on Monday from 28 mg a week to 32 mg a week. I thought it would be better today. So far it is a whopping 1.2 on my finger stick. The lab is waiting for my vein blood draw to come back before they change anything.

What worries me is that the Dr. said yesterday that it must be in my blood. He said that there are 3 basic causes for a stroke. The first is my heart, but they checked and it was ok. The second is my arteries and veins. They are ok. The third and most likely is my blood. So, they will have to find out what is wrong with my blood. I have to remember that I am only 5 weeks post surgey. It will take time for them to find out exactly what my dose of Warfarin should be before it is right.

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