A result of two separate trips to the drugstore. My brother’s meds are on the right and include a Polish brand blood-thinner; my pharmacy was out of the Polish and had to substitute a more expensive Belgium brand. How expensive? My total batch of meds – 4 kinds, including a weeks worth of injectable blood thinner – set me back 400 zloty – that’s about 130 dollars. Duncan’s was 330 zloty – he was the cannier shopper, obviously.
The good news is that we can stop injecting after a week. We did our first shots a few minutes ago and both went off without a hitch. No bleeders!
We can stop the oral blood thinner “Plavix”after 2 months and when that stops we can give up the Polprazol as well – it’s for preventing stomach aches from the blood thinner. The aspirin, however, we keep taking for life.
This afternoon we are heading out to do some photography of Katowice’s amazing industrial heritage sites –including a disused 19th century coal-mine right in the city centre! I love that kind of stuff and I’ve been looking forward to this afternoon all week long.