Fragmin injecions

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Due to have a tonsillectomy on Tuesday, I'm temporarily off the Warfarin, and giving myself daily Fragmin injections. Just wanted to reassure anyone that's in a similar position that I have been very pleasantly surprised at how easy and painless it is. You really can't feel a thing except a slight stinging as the drug disperses. However, for anyone that feels they really couldn't cope with doing it themselves (if you're needle phobic, for example) I was told that I had various alternatives; I could go to my doctor's surgery and have it done, go to the hospital clinic, or if neither of those were possible, a visiting nurse could be arranged.

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    Well done Lucy for reassuring people in the same position.I had to do that for weeks at the beginning and end of my pregnancy,and for pituitary surgery.Gill
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    Hi Lucy,

    Glad to hear you are brave enough to inject yourself.  I was in a similar position re needing injections about 3 years ago.  Unlike you I just could not do it!  District Nurse came in and did it for me.  Excellent service and yes, they (the injections) only sting.


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