I drove to my old stomping grounds today to have lunch with some high school girlfriends - something I couldn't have done had I left on the tea tour yesterday. We normally meet at a restaurant, but this month we went to the home of one of the girls who was recently in ICU with a pulmonary embolism. She's recovering nicely and we're very blessed she's still with us. [She's third from left in the lime green top.] We had pizza so there wouldn't be any work for her.
A serious illness puts life into perspective very quickly. Peggy said she thanks the Lord every morning and night that He spared her life.
Now that she's on a blood thinner she can no longer drink green tea. I immediately researched it when I got home, and discovered green tea contains vitamin K, which can make blood thinners ineffective.
I also learned green tea and aspirin shouldn't be taken together since aspirin thins the blood. Hmmm... my Dr. told me to take one low dose aspirin a day, so I guess I shouldn't be drinking green tea either, or forego the baby aspirin. A question I'll definitely be asking at my next check-up.