I had to use Lovenox for 2 weeks after surgery. Two injections daily. It was no big deal.
with as many as I have with the insulin - I agree that the actual act is NBD -- just one of those imps (that drives everyone crazy ) that likes to know what's going into the body, why, and risk/benefit of the drugs I'm using
with the clinical studies I've been reading -- it just seems like patients who can and will be ambulatory at a very low risk for VTE with or without prophylaxis http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/110/24_suppl_1/IV-4.full - but then there are a couple that state that extended use of prophylaxis is recommended because after treatment was stopped there were still a few incidences of VTE and a PE -- but then the other side of that just as many bleeds -- so I guess the best thing would probably just be to have a more in depth conversation about it with the nurses surgeons when I go to pick it up -- honestly, I don't know why they don't have me starting it the night before since the studies say it's more effective that way =P
My program also required it for all patients, though the duration was determined on an individual basis dependent on your reaction to surgery. I had to do the shots for a week.