I’m a mystery wrapped in an enigma…

The good news: I went to see the doctor and my INR was 2.7, which is in the range he wanted it.  The puzzling news: the results came back from the hematologist and I don’t have factor V Leiden.  So what the heck is my problem?  Nobody knows.

My doctor did take me aside privately and point out that one risk factor for renal artery blood clots is cocaine use, and did I possibly…?  I had to disappoint him there.  Note to students and other young people reading this: Drugs are bad.  Don’t do them.  I don’t even use caffeine.

I just read “Searching for the Sound,” by Phil Lesh, bassist for the Grateful Dead.  Drugs were part of the very structure of the late 60s and early 70s, and a lot of people came to very bad ends because of them.  Almost invariably, it was heroin that killed people, though — Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, even Jerry Garcia much later.   I never did any heroin. Lucky me.

Anyway, still no clue why what happened to me happened to me.  I’m somewhat better, but still not feeling very good.  It sucks.

2 Responses to “I’m a mystery wrapped in an enigma…”

  1. Don says:

    Allen,
    Thanks for the update, look forward to riding with you soon.

  2. Cabell says:

    a) You didn’t mention this on the phone earlier.

    b) I just read recently about some guy who claims that Jim Morrison died in the bathroom of a club in Paris, and the owner freaked and made them roll him up in a rug and take him back to his apartment because he didn’t want a dead Jim Morrison in his club. You’d think it could only boost business.

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