Well Andrei, that's quite a story. Last year, after a week long car trip to Dallas, I went to the emergency room because I had a small pressure sensation in my chest. It turned out to be due to a blood clot in my leg. So I was on Coumadin for about 7 months. They told me I have a genetic condition with a name I can't seem to remember, but it causes my blood to clot more easily than other people. I only inherited from one parent however and so the hemotologist told me that if I was no longer taking Premarin (as I had stubbornly been doing) and not sitting around too much, and I was getting exercise and eating right, I could stop the Coumadin after the Doplar test showed the blood clot was dissolved.
I'm glad not to have to take it any more because my diet was getting very boring without the veges I love. And I couldn't eat garbanzo beans, so no Humus. Now I feel fine. Just taking one aspirin a day.
But then last week, I went for my check up and the doctor did an EKG and he said I have an old "infarc" so it looks like some of the blood clot did make it to my heart, but I didn't know it. Anyway, I've got an appointment with a Cardiologist too in a couple of weeks. I feel fine and all my other tests were excellent.........but damn, if getting old isn't annoying.