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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/8/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone on warfarin for life? I am and I wondered how others adapt to it? I have horses and STLL haven't rode my horse ....... the fear of falling off and bleeding although I have never fell off him in the 10 years that I have had him..... I am on warfarin as I had an Atrial Septal Defect closed September 2008 then last June I had a large clot in my heart chamber and I have also had a few TIAs
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning. Wondering if you carry a card in your wallet that reads "I TAKE COUMADIN" in the event of a car accident or other emergency.

Most Doctors would advise you to avoid situations that could result in lacerations or blunt trauma. This is a good question for your cardiologist ` can you ride your horses ?

Also do you wear helmet when riding?



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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/9/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has been on coumadin for 10 years.....he has never changed his need to....people who take 81mg of aspirin a day have about the same do need to wear a medic alert tag or carry a card.....of course your Dr. is ALWAYS the person to help you with lifestyle decisions.....

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/12/2010 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for replying :-)
I have a necklace that has the SOS emblem on the front and at the back it states my name and that I am on warafrin and that I have had Atrial Septal Defect closure. I do have a card but I don't often have it on me....... As for the horse riding my cardiologist has agreed that I can ride. He said he would normally advise against it but because I have been riding since I have been 5 years old and also I have had my horse for 10 years I would know my horse. However he has put restrictions on. That is that I cannot do show jumping or cross country, also no more lovely canters and gallops as If my horse should throw me in speed the impact would be a lot worse than in walk. This is because of the risk to a bleed in the head.
The fear I have is the what ifs but I have decided that I am going to be riding by the end of this month. I am also thinking of buying a INR machine as I think this would give me more of piece of mind over my INR.
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