As a result of blood tests, yesterday and today, my transition from Lovenox to Coumadin is over. I have been given permission to stop the Lovenox completely and simply continue with the Coumadin - an oral anti-coagulent - for a few months or so. No more needles in the abdomen twice a day. And now my blood tests can be done at the Coumadin Clinic with a little finger tester, as opposed to having to drop in to our local Urgent Care Center and wait to be seen for a blood draw (since they don't take appointments). Apparantly, the finger tester at the Coumadin Clinic does not work when a person is on Lovenox.
Maybe I will to write a song about having to say goodbye to Lovenox so I can express the deep sorrow I feel no longer having it as a part of my dailiy life. Farewell needles.