I started Warfarin a few weeks ago in preparation for my 4th ablation on the 8th November. My initial INR was 1.1 then 1.7 after a week, then on to 2.2 at which the lovely nurse told me that I could come back in two weeks for my next reading.
I went along today and had a reading of 2.3 at which the same lady told me to come back in a month. Now this didnt sound right so I told her that I was having an ablation on the 8th Nov and she very apologetically told me that they had made a mistake and that I should of had a reading taken the week before because they needed four readings in the correct range. And I am now facing the possibility of my ablation being cancelled!!!!
Nobody explained to me that I needed four readings, I just thought it was a case of getting the INR at the correct level.
My EP is onholiday this week and his secretary is trying to contact him to find out if we can still go ahead. This is all stress that I could do without!!!!
I should point out that I wasnt required to be on Warfarin for my first three abalations.