Hi Sicilyny, welcome to the group! I am on blood thinners for life, as I have a-fib and recently had a craniotomy (tumor) and open heart surgery for a MAZE procedure. before Heart surgery I was on cumidin, but have moved to Eliquis. things seem to be better with Eliquis as my hemoglobin levels, while lower than normal are steady and my anemia seems better. SO you might want to consider that if you go on thinner for life. I also did the shots while in the hospital for both surgeries and for 3 months after surgery, then switched to Eliquis. I was on HUmira as well, but switching to Entyvio soon. WIth Eliquis you do not need to have your levels checked.
I would be concerned with your swelling, while swelling is normal after any surgery, it cannot be ignored. Please have it checked by the surgeon. When I had my craniotomy, i had swelling and even had it checked but still ended up with seizures and in the hospital for another week. SO call the Dr.
I hope this helps
surgeries: resection at terminal ilium, open heart surgery, infected lymphocele surgically removed, crainotomy to remove benign tumor; adominal hernia,
conditions: A-fib, High blood pressure, gout, crohn's, edema, cellulitis, other heart issues,, osteopenia
Entyvio, eliquis, verapamil , quinipril, labetalol, furosemide, atorvastatin, alluporinol, vitamins