Peter is going through some medical & life adjustments the smart way.
I’m now going to equipment manufacturers’ Web sites whenever possible, and getting my information straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. I’m also buying what I need direct from them when I can, because even if it costs a few dollars more, I’m guaranteed to get what I paid for, rather than a cheap knock-off product. I’m building four emergency bleeding control kits, one for each vehicle, one for our home, and one to put in a small “to-go” duffel bag that will be permanently packed, ready for our not infrequent trips. I thought that sort of care was excessive until a few days ago, when a very small wound took hours (and four dressings) to stop bleeding. A bigger wound, such as in an auto accident, might kill me rather quickly unless I can control the bleeding at once. These anticoagulant medications are sure effective, but also very worrying!
When I took mom to the doctor recently for her regular check up, I asked if she could go into a lower dosage of blood thinner since she was bruising easily. I was told no way-no how and at least the doctor made mom understand that a bruise beats a stroke or a cardiac event. I have bored you to death in the past with the Oh Sh**! Kit in version 1.0 and version 2.0 and same as Peter, finding out that simple cuts are no longer a simple affair but scary warnings.
So, two things for today: Get your bleed control kit (For big and small cuts) and make sure you are buying quality stuff.