I'm doing very well. Thanks for asking. I'm back to everything just like normal. My INR requirement for the Onx Valve is 1.5-2.0. I have been under at 1.3 for some months now. I'm at the every week testing interval. If the INR gets above 2.0 I feel cold. That should be OK now as we are getting to the warmer months. So in the winter months I like to run closer to the 1.5 to avoid getting cold. We were in Alaska for 10 days last month and even with my INR low, it was a cold visit for me. Drinking alcohol thins the blood so I had wine every evening and that helps. I was wearing double thermals under my clothing to stay warm! Who does that!!
We are going back to Alaska in August for another 10 days. I will hit the climbing trails that challenged me before my surgery and see if I can actually complete them this time. In June of 2017 when we were there I tried climbing Flat Top Mountain(Look it up) on the outskirts of Anchorage but I was so short of breath I couldn't. I'm sure now it will be an easy task. I wanted to go to Flat Top when we were there in March but is was too cold to mess with that.
Wife got me a membership at the local Seniors center and I do 3 miles on the treadmill every day, Saturday and Sunday too. I have been increasing the speed and incline to make it more challenging. I was doing Push-ups for while as exercise but I was injuring my shoulder and had to lay off those for now.
I cut my self by accident at work yesterday and even this morning the cut was still bleeding. I just glued over the cut and will be careful with it. Have to be real careful when taking thinners.
Let me know if I left anything out.
All the best!