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    You can take my straight when I get the shakes.
    SR is one of my lifes simple pleasures.
    Whats wrong with a styptic stick?
    I ask myself what will it take for me to give up my straights?
    Parkinson's shakes? Poor eye sight? Baggy skin?
    Bright lights, skin pulled tight, Steady my arm on the wall.
    You have a knowledge of your face that most men never will understand.
    I have been practicing not using the mirror. All feel. Yes I do have missed spots, not cuts.
    Smooth shaves, This aint your first rodeo. Best of health to you.
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    The Cardiologist's advice is meant well but based on the assumption that using a straight means cuts. If you don't cut yourself bleeding will not be a problem. There are so many ways to get cuts that don't involve a straight razor and you can only restrict yourself so much so if you are confident, stick with what you know. Bleeding always stops after the first 8 pints or so so nothing to worry about.
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    As long as you are aware that you are BETTING your LIFE that you won't run into serious trouble by shaving with straights while taking blood thinners, then by all means, go ahead.

    I apologize for putting it so bluntly, but that is what you are considering. It's what we all do... we take a look at the risks at any moment and bet accordingly.

    I fully support your right to make your choice, I just want to make it crystal clear what it is that you are putting on the line. A serious cut might cause you to loose enough blood to have to call the ambulance. The paramedics may or may not arrive on time and even if they do, will they be able to stop the bleeding? What if you cut yourself honing, stropping or just picking up the razor and bumping into something?

    As this bloodthinner/stent thing is temporary..... I know what I would do.

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    Just take care HopChugger. Good luck to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne394 View Post
    Just take care HopChugger. Good luck to you.
    Thanks, I appreciate that. Honestly, at this point in my life, if I cut myself all that's gonna come out of my veins is beer and cheese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopChugger View Post
    Thanks, I appreciate that. Honestly, at this point in my life, if I cut myself all that's gonna come out of my veins is beer and cheese.
    Ditto.
    Hence the Stents Bahaha
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    I've had two major neck operations and the surgeon said to shave with a safety razor with the grain for 2-4 months mostly to avoid infection. I didn't like not using my straights but did it. Now the problems are scars on my neck. I use my DE around the scars even though I got good at shaving around the scars with a straight. If he said give it up all together, I'd get a second opinion.

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    I'm sure that your doctor is a competent medical professional, but his opinion is akin to someone who's never owned a gun or manned a defensive perimeter giving you advice on home-defense.

    He's reactionary, and offering advice on a subject which he knows nothing about.

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    People who don't shave with a straight razor think that it's some sort of blood bath waiting to happen. I thought the same thing myself and was truly afraid to start until I found Lynn's videos. I don't say there is no potential for harm but being careful I have only had 2 very small nicks, both caused by a spike on a razor, which explains why I was told to avoid them before I get more experience
    Physicians will always advice you with the worst scenario in mind and after that they will document it so you don't go back and sue them. One of the craziest lawsuits I have read about was a guy with chest pain dying one day prior his medical test while having a threesome with another couple he was friends with and then the widow suing the cardiologist for not telling him not to have a strenuous activity prior the test.
    The meds you get after getting stents are usually not true blood thinners but antiplatelet meds which block the platelets from sticking together and creating a block in the stent. Do people bleed longer when they take them, yes they do that's why the surgeons prefer to operate when those meds are out of your system but I have never heard of anybody bleeding to death from a cut while on anti platelet meds. Of course if you manage to cut your carotid then you will probably bleed to death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex1921 View Post
    People who don't shave with a straight razor think that it's some sort of blood bath waiting to happen.
    It's Johnny Depp's fault.
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