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Old 05-31-22, 07:23 PM
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Last Thursday I went to a cardiologist in my network to get clearance to stop taking coumadin in advance of a diagnostic procedure and to manage/monitor my blood thinner level. During the appointment she said that since I was at a low risk, a 1 out of 5, I could just take aspirin. I was told by my original, now out of network cardiologist, that i was a 1 out of 5 right after I had my incident in January 2021. That being the case, why wasn't I given that option of aspirin then? This is just another case of corruption/incompetence/indifference that infuriates me. I've been going through hell trying to get the correct dose and wasting an hour and a half for my weekly blood draw. There is such a long list of screw ups that it's hard to believe.
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Old 05-31-22, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Last Thursday I went to a cardiologist in my network to get clearance to stop taking coumadin in advance of a diagnostic procedure and to manage/monitor my blood thinner level. During the appointment she said that since I was at a low risk, a 1 out of 5, I could just take aspirin. I was told by my original, now out of network cardiologist, that i was a 1 out of 5 right after I had my incident in January 2021. That being the case, why wasn't I given that option of aspirin then? This is just another case of corruption/incompetence/indifference that infuriates me. I've been going through hell trying to get the correct dose and wasting an hour and a half for my weekly blood draw. There is such a long list of screw ups that it's hard to believe.
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Why is it taking that long? I have a standing order that I can take to several different labs. I’m in and out in about 20 min. Getting an INR check tomorrow morning. I’ll ride there and back before the hot water heater install.
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It's sad to see the old rockers reduced to playing second and third rate venues.
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I had a PSMA scan today. Technician wanted me to be able to hold my arms above my head, without moving, for 30 mins during the scan. There’s no way my arms would have lasted more than 10 minutes without falling asleep and going numb. We used the alternate arm position instead.

Last week I had an abdominal aorta ultrasound, last month it was a colonoscopy, tomorrow I visit my ophthalmologist.

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I likely would have done that.

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I wonder if you would like Green River Cove. 17 switchbacks at 7.5% average but the turns are generally in the mid to high teens percentage wise.
Oh, well - if we're all posting our favorites, here's Old La Honda.

There's also Kings Mountain...
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Oh, well - if we're all posting our favorites, here's Old La Honda.

There's also Kings Mountain...

But eventually you get to stop pedaling for a bit.
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Old 05-31-22, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
But eventually you get to stop pedaling for a bit.
Like the guy who was hitting himself in the head with a rock. Someone asks, "Why do you do that?"
He replies, "Because it feels so good when I stop!"
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Timberline is my favorite. I guess we're wusses posting these Cat 2 climbs

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Old 05-31-22, 11:26 PM
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Awww, no 4th of July fireworks at the Diamondbacks game

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Oh, well - if we're all posting our favorites, here's Old La Honda.

There's also Kings Mountain...
Next visit to California, we plan to visit friends in the Bay Area, and I hope to ride these.
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Old 06-01-22, 03:59 AM
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Where?
George Town area.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Last Thursday I went to a cardiologist in my network to get clearance to stop taking coumadin in advance of a diagnostic procedure and to manage/monitor my blood thinner level. During the appointment she said that since I was at a low risk, a 1 out of 5, I could just take aspirin. I was told by my original, now out of network cardiologist, that i was a 1 out of 5 right after I had my incident in January 2021. That being the case, why wasn't I given that option of aspirin then? This is just another case of corruption/incompetence/indifference that infuriates me. I've been going through hell trying to get the correct dose and wasting an hour and a half for my weekly blood draw. There is such a long list of screw ups that it's hard to believe.
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I try to stay out of people's medical issues, but assuming you have Afib, you are supposed to look at your CHADS(2)-VASC(2) score to determine role of anticoagulation. People with a score of 0 don't need any blood thinners. People with a score of 2 or more should almost certainly be on one. People with a score of 1 is where it gets sticky, and the risks/benefits are nearly identical, so it's in the grey zone. My guess is that your score is 1 and that's why it seems like you are getting different opinions.

If your doctors are super-old fashioned they are going by the now outdated CHADS score. You may want to ask more. The newer blood thinners, especially Eliquis, seem to be much safer than the old fashioned rat poison, and do NOT need periodic blood tests. But they are quite expensive, so if you have a stingy drug benefit and have the option to be on warfarin or not, the scale might actually tip towards NOT taking it.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Last Thursday I went to a cardiologist in my network to get clearance to stop taking coumadin in advance of a diagnostic procedure and to manage/monitor my blood thinner level. During the appointment she said that since I was at a low risk, a 1 out of 5, I could just take aspirin. I was told by my original, now out of network cardiologist, that i was a 1 out of 5 right after I had my incident in January 2021. That being the case, why wasn't I given that option of aspirin then? This is just another case of corruption/incompetence/indifference that infuriates me. I've been going through hell trying to get the correct dose and wasting an hour and a half for my weekly blood draw. There is such a long list of screw ups that it's hard to believe.
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Our assigned doctor, on the public option, is filling a chair. Not much more. For months(years?) she told me my heart rate was 80. Normal. I knew that wasn't right. I went to my cardiologist and he found it to be 54. Henceforth she just said 'normal'.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut

Knoxville
Many people have never heard of it.
It appears to be a good venue though.

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Knoxville
Many people have never heard of it..
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I went to see John Hiatt in Ashland Kentucky years ago. The venue was not up to snuff with the Knoxville one. But I enjoyed the concert more than I would enjoy McCartney. I'm one of the few, apparently, who never thought much of his music. Even as a teenager in the sixties.
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A classic!
Sad!
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