Re: Pacemaker and Blood Thinner
I just saw your post about warfarin. Sorry to be so long answering.
To tell the truth, outside of taking warfarin pills each day and going for an INR check once a month to calibrate the amount of warfarin I'm taking, there's been little difference in my life caused from going on warfarin.
I've had no bleeding problems - nosebleeds, stomach, intestines, or urinary. The nurse always asks about these during the monthly prothrombin time checks (INR).
If you have surgery, even dermatological, you have to come off warfarin for a time (mine have been 5 days) prior to the surgery, and then ramp back up afterwards. I worry sometimes about blood clots during these times but so far haven't had a problem.
One other difference I might point out is that I tend to feel the cold more than I did prior to warfarin. That can cause a difference of opinion if my wife wants the summertime indoor temperature to be 72 degrees F and I want it at 76F. But I just go put on a sweater.
I would be much more ill-at-ease if I weren't on warfarin than taking the medicine.
If you have any specific questions, I'll be glad to try to answer them.