Recovery time after liberation procedure

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Recovery time after liberation procedure

Postby ndwannabe » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:51 pm

:?:

How long and how "bad" is it after the procedure has been done?

Those who have done it - can you either point me to the already existing thread on this subject or just answer it here?

Thank you in advance!
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Postby Cece » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:47 pm

I haven't had it done yet but I've researched it here...there's basically nothing to recover from. A band-aid on the incision near the groin where the catheter went in. A prescription of blood thinners in case of clotting. Some have had headaches. It's an outpatient procedure & if it works, you probably feel better afterwards than you did going in to it. Hope to help.
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Postby Downunder » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:48 pm

I had the angioplasty last week. It's a day procedure and yes you just have a bandaid over the point of insertion in the groin.

You have to lie flat for a couple of hours afterwards, then I got up and sat in my wheelchair for 2 hours before my husband arrived to pick me up.

I felt tired for a day or so, but still able to do everything as before. I don't even have blood thinners to take!!

So to answer you, you'll feel the same or better immediately after the procedure and you'll be up and 'running' a couple of hours later.

Hope that sets your mind at ease.
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Postby Donnchadh » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:07 pm

They put a bandage over the incision (which was very small 1/4 inch?), and had me lie on my back for 4 hours. Got up, walked a bit, then released. No pain, no headaches. Tired, but then it was a long day.

Prescibed Plavik for 30 days (one pill per day).

Started to feel better the next day.

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Really?!?!

Postby ndwannabe » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:12 pm

On my!

Thank you all for responding!

I might be then having one of the "brain fog" episodes because I (think) I am remembering people posting about stiff necks and not handling anything for a certain time...
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Postby hwebb » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:09 am

it probably depends on where they've ballooned. I was smiling and laughing coming out of the operating theatre..but felt quite sensitive in my head for a couple of days (stenosis was in my head). When the sensitivity subsided, I had a weird feeling for another couple of days. Strangely, it felt like part of my head was full of scrunched up newspaper. Also seemed to go through a a day or two where it felt like my venous sinuses were readjusting to the new fluid dynamics in my head.

These were more unusual, uncomfortable feelings ...not painfl. They didn't stop me going about my day.

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Postby Salvatore24 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:25 am

I think the only people who had noticeable discomfort post-op were those that had stents placed in the jugulars. I'm not sure if the same discomfort was experienced for those with Azygous issues.
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azygous less after-effects

Postby hwebb » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:32 am

that's true! they ballooned my azygous too - and i haven't felt any discomfort since (hardly aware of any changed sensation around the azygous)
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Postby EnjoyingTheRide » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:00 am

I had both jugulars and azygos ballooned, but no stents. Recovery is comparable to getting a haircut :D

Biggest issue is taking blood thinners for 2 months afterward. No big deal for me, but it is a slight change in body chemistry.
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Postby ndwannabe » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:57 pm

EnjoyingTheRide wrote:I had both jugulars and azygos ballooned, but no stents. Recovery is comparable to getting a haircut :D



:lol: That's a funny comparison :lol:

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Postby whyRwehere » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:07 am

The people with shoulder pain/neck pain, had stents put in, not just angioplasty.
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Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:38 am

boy there are some thick skinned people out there! I am a firm believer in CCSVI theory but comparing the procedure to getting a haircut? I am a fitness fanatic, eat great, good shape, and hate to be the gloom and doomer but took me a good 2 weeks to recover. I did somehow happen to get a urinary tract infection and i dont think that helped matters but i didnt have stents either. Plus the warfarin drug is just that. War it is and fairin it aint. Shouldnt stop anything or anybody it isnt anything one cant overcome. But lets be real anytime you get poked and prodded there is some recovery.
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Re: recovery from ccsvi

Postby EnjoyingTheRide » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:48 am

THEGREEKFROMTHED wrote:boy there are some thick skinned people out there! I am a firm believer in CCSVI theory but comparing the procedure to getting a haircut?


Maybe it's not that I'm thick skinned. Maybe I've just had some really bad haircuts. :D

Seriously though, I guess I just had a really good go of it. No complications, no follow-up illnesses. Although I've heard that coumadin gives some people trouble, I've been lucky. I don't even know I'm on it. But my blood tests confirm that I'm getting the right dosage.

Part of this may be that I sit in a wheelchair all day anyway, which is not very demanding on the body. When you don't ask much of your body, it's less likely to let you down.
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enjoy the ride

Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:12 am

no you are wrong! You are thick skinned. You are a tough man and i give you a ton of credit. The travel alone is not easy let alone without assistance.. And those Brooklyn cab rides will kick your butt! Plus I am kind of a head case so I got myself pretty worked up during all that waiting around at Kings county. I think part of my problem was working myself up and all the events leading up to and coming down from! Keep me updated will ya! p.s. gimme that barbers number!
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Re: Really?!?!

Postby Motiak » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:06 am

ndwannabe wrote:On my!

Thank you all for responding!

I might be then having one of the "brain fog" episodes because I (think) I am remembering people posting about stiff necks and not handling anything for a certain time...


I believe most of those were from Stanford procedures where they had to treat high stenoses and there was accessory nerve damage from the ballooning.
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