Lovenox and medicare

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Recently, I had a total knee replacement. Lovenox was used to bridge before an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> after surgery. I have used Lovenox many times in the last three years for various procedures etc. I have never had a problem. But, this time, Lovenox was started the day after surgery and coumadin on the day of surgery. Within two days I began to bleed into the knee...four units of blood replacement were required not to mention all the other complications.
It makes things much esier for me and them. I have also had 4 ablations an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> one shoulder surgery an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> have had ample practice with Lovenox. I go on it 5 days before each procedure and 5 days after. I do have to admit, I had a tough time with the very first shot. As you know, you drop coumadin and start Lovenox (which is a lower molecular weight heparin). My first kit came with a book and a dVd telling my excaty what to do.
I have to go off my Warfarin for a colonoscopy. The cardiologist's nurse said ask the doctor doing the procedure how long I should be off of the Warfarin. doctor says ask the assistant when she gives me my instructions. Assistant says, "Oh, I'm supposed to tell you? do you need a bridge medication like Lovenox?" Makes me a little nervous going off of it anyway and now this. They are supposed to call me with specific instructions, but it seems like everyone is passing the buck.
The most common one is Lovenox, but some people can't take Lovenox. I use one called Arixtra, when I need it. Both Lovenox an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> Arixtra are shots that you give yourself at home. Arixtra is a once-a-day injection; I'm not sure if Lovenox is given once a day or twice a day. A doctor or nurse can show you how to give yourself the shots. The injection will make a blue spot under your skin that looks like a bruise, but it is not painful.
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I'm 18 weeks 5 days and I had an appointment today hoping to get my gender ultrasound an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> my dr. informed me since I have <span style = 'backgroun<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>-color: #<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>ae8f4'>me<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>icare</span> they only pay for 2 ultrasounds. I had one at 6 weeks and one at 11 weeks. Now they're saying I have to pay for my next ultrasound which is $250!!! I cannot afford to pay $250 but I want to see my baby and know the sex sooo bad! What do you ladies think??
as Orthopedic surgeon says I must be off Plavix for 7 days an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> on Lovenox for 10 days. Cardio says no Knee surgery. I cannot walk due to this knee problem yet will have to suffer like this until I am told that research has discovered that one can get off Plavix safely in 3? 4? 5?years. I have been on Plavix now for over 2 years for 2 stents and close to 2 years for the other stents. doctors should warn their p[ateints now about these dES and may want to consider Bare Metal Stents.
She has congestive heart failure an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> severe regurgitiation of the mitral, aortic, an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> tricuspid valves. The heart surgeon has told us she is not a candidate for surgery. She has also had diabetes for about 42 years and is insulin dependant. She is 76 years old and about to have to return to a skilled care unit which she hates. The other alternative is hospice.
I'm 42yrs old, mother of adult son, but have had undiagnosed symptoms off an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> on for years. From Joint pain an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> swelling to lymph node swelling an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> tenderness to now currently weakness (heavy feeling) and constant tiredness. I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with a dead gallbladder which was removed...and it was dead. But now my PCP is testing for Autoimune and Viral/baterial infections: Mono, Lyme, Celiac and Lupus. I won't get the test results for another 24hrs or so.
) but here (in Australia) a large amount of the cost is covered by our government <span style = 'backgroun<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>-color: #<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>ae8f4'>me<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span>icare</span> system an<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>d</span> our private health fund. Our out of pocket cost is about $700. I am wishing you all the very best, Canela997. Let us know how it goes.
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