Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I just found out what wafarin really does for you. I was making a big pot of soup today, chopping up three pounds of large onions, and on the last cut of the last onion, the knife slipped and cut about a quarter inch of skin loose from the outside of my middle finger, just above the nail toward the index finger. I tried starch, and that wouldn't stop the bleeding, but I had bought a package of woundseal when I started taking the wafarin - the stuff they use on the battlefield to stop bleeding. The first pass almost worked, but it was still bleeding through in two places, so I used some more and did get it to stop. Then I got the "scab" wet washing up, and it started bleeding again. I used another package on that, got it stopped again, and put a band-aid on to protect things. I thought that should do it, but later I looked, and the bandage has a spot of blood about 3/8 of an inch in diameter showing, where the bandage adsorbed blood.
That stuff really does keep your blood from clotting,. I wonder what would happen if you were in a serious car crash?