A year ago I slipped on wet grass whilst trying to get my daughters dog back into our house! Unfortunately I broke my left humerus, and also managed to relocate my whole shoulder into a bad and very painful position. Eye- watering bad....
I was admitted to hospital, via Emergency. I was prepped for surgery, to relocate my shoulder and pin and plate my arm/ humerus. But only for the operation to be stopped. At the very last minute, literally, off the trolly. WHY? because I had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier due to APS.
THEN due to the humerus break, I suffered a DVT. I was put onto warfarin. But I just couldn’t get anywhere near my target. I was unstable going from 1 to >13 within days,repeating, lots of emergency vit K, and hospital stays.
So to cut it short, and get to the point.
I am now on apixaban. And I find myself in the situation that a year on, I am in terrible pain still with the shoulder and humerus. ( living on morphine)I now have found a surgeon who has the nerves to do the operation to try and do the reconstruction to my shoulder/ arm.
They will stop the apixaban to do the surgery. I am more worried about having no anti coagulation than the surgery.. has anyone else been in a similar situation?
They are not offering any other type of anticoagulant for the surgery, ie injections. Just a sudden stop to “OPPERATE “