DE shaving and blood thinners . . .

Thoughts and input on anything related to wet shaving or men's grooming.
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Post by Racso_MS » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:48 pm

Bryce,

You will be in my prayers this evening and until we hear the outcome of your surgery. I'm going to be optimistic. I just discovered that Schick also has a Twin Blade Sensitive Disposable Razor that (IMHO) is also a pretty good shaver comparable to the Bic Sensitive. I had to travel a lot in my previous vocation and needed a razor so I stopped in a at the local Wal-Mart or Target (can't remember) and there was a packet of Schick Twin Disposable (Sensitive) Razors. It did a pretty good job. Not DE quality mind you but it performed well enough. I actually prefered them to the Bics but then I am a rather odd duck.

Anyway, good luck to you in your upcoming ordeal and heed the warnings of the Doc as much as you can.

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Post by MaxP » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:15 pm

Hello-

I had a heart attack, followed by an angioplasty and stent about a year ago (age 55). Six months of Plavix as well as the daily aspirin. My blood was pretty thin.

I didn't stop using my DE, BUT I was REALLY careful!

My best on the bypass surgery. It's become all too common. That said, the outcomes are nearly always positive.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:24 am

I'm not sure what thin blood means, but as a haemophiliac (factor X deficient) I can tell you that bleeding is an overrated phenomena

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Post by JP » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:55 pm

Dad still wet shaves even though he is using some sort of blood thinner. He simply can't adapt to an electric razor because they cause him discomfort. He just takes care not to cut himself.

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Post by notthesharpest » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:02 pm

fallingwickets wrote:I'm not sure what thin blood means, ...
It means "blood that looks like the lather you get from Col. Conk soap when you use too much water".


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Post by fallingwickets » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:40 am

Its that bad NTS? LOL

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Post by ichabod » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:37 am

My father in law was on blood thinners after his heart surgery. During that time he was trimming a hedge, and managed to reach into the hedge and scratch his forearms up nicely. It looked pretty serious for about a minute and then the bleeding stopped as normal. I don't think the thinners would make you bleed longer, but they do make the bleeding look more impressive.
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Post by notthesharpest » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:59 am

fallingwickets wrote:Its that bad NTS? LOL
Well, probably not. I should have remembered that blood is thicker than water. :lol:

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Post by ThePossum » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:27 pm

Since I started this thread over a week ago I wanted to keep you all up to date on my progress

I am lucky that after the heart surgery and do not need to use the coumadin. That means that I can shave with DE and GEMS.

Thanks all for your prayers and good wishes,
Bryce

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Post by Big Swifty » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:32 pm

Welcome back Bryce,
Glad to hear everything went well for you.
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Post by Trumperman » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:39 pm

'Atta boy Bryce!

Just goes to show you that you can't keep a good wet shaver down. It's great to see you back.

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Post by ThePossum » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:22 pm

Thanks Bill, not back yet, still in hospital, skilled nursing for a while til my blood ox level to up. But can sitll shave with my Gillette TEch, Gillette 7 oclock blades and the "FAT"
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Post by Craig_From_Cincy » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:01 pm

All the best to you Bryce. I hope that you are back home soon.

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Post by Racso_MS » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:06 pm

Bryce,

Congratulations and welcome back. Give your body time to heal and follow the advice of your doctors (diet, exercise, and meds). It will be a monumental pain in the A**, but do it anyway.

Good Luck and I wish you good health... :D
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Post by MaxP » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:24 pm

Bryce-

I wish you a full and speedy recovery.
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Post by smoothshaver » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:43 pm

Great news, Bryce! Welcome back.
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Post by 2clfrwrds » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:02 pm

Nice to see you, Bryce. I'm really relieved to hear your shaving won't be affected -- probably one of the stranger things ever said after a friend's heart surgery, but I had no doubt you'd succeed brilliantly with the surgery. I was more concerned about your doctor messing with your shaves.

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Post by javyn » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:02 pm

Best of luck Bryce. If you haven't heard of him, Dr. Linus Pauling had some very interesting things to say regarding heart disease. Check out his book "How to Live Longer and Feel Better". Essentially, he had found great success in clearing blockages by taking massive doses of Vitamin C and L-Lysine.

Dr. Pauling was the one who came up with the concept of "mega-dosing" vitamins.
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