December, January and February I injected 40mg of lovenox in the morning and 60mg of lovenox in the evening in hopes that it would start to help my avascular necrosis (AVN). The hope was that the blood thinner would get my blood flowing into my femur and that the parts of my bone, which weren’t completely dead, would be revived.
My MRI at the end of March showed MUCH improvement (part of my AVN didn’t even SHOW UP!!!!!!!!!) so we decided to keep attacking it aggressively and to start another 3 months of lovenox injections. I started my second round of Lovenox injections last month and have been seeing a bit of difference this go around.
I had minimal bruising with only small marks at the injection site.
I’m seeing a lot more bruising and I’ve also developed some hematomas.
I’m still getting my blood tests every 3 weeks and all the tests have been coming back fine. My doctor told me to keep an eye on it and if it continues, or gets worse, he’ll switch me to something different.
If you go out on google (or even instagram or twitter) you’ll see pictures of people who have ridiculously, big bruises. I hope those patients are following up with their doctors! I know that with an anti-coagulant you bruise more (which I most definitely have been… yoga looks like it’s beating me up haha!), but when your whole stomach is black and blue- that doesn’t seem right.
Other than the bruising, and hard spots on my tummy, it’s been basically the same experience. I’m taking 40mg in the morning and 60mg in the evening. It’s always a sad feeling when you receive a huge box, full of 180 injections, from the fedx man. Oh well, like I’ve said before. If it works, I’ll do it! I saw some real results on my MRI last time I did the injections, so I’ll take the 2 pricks everyday over a major joint replacement surgery. BUT there was a silver lining to the boxes on boxes of injections… I also received 6 bags of delicious, EnjoyLife chocolate! Yummmmmmmmmmm
I have to tell you, the thing that bums me out the most is an egotistical fact of the situation. It’s summertime and I don’t really want to have all these bruises on my stomach! haha #spoonieProblems
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!