I am back from Poland, I have been liberated and now on the way to recovery.
The whole experience was something special. You stay, in a really nice hotel, with all the oother MS patients who are there for the procedure. You are picked up from the airport and everything is done for you. The Dr's and Nurses in the hospital were all great, despie the fact most of them never spoke any English.
Now the procedure. I went for an MRV scan on the 23rd and was then picked up on the 24th to be taken to the hospital along with two other patients. I was first to be taken and the Dr does an ultrasound to check my veins. He noticed that my Jugular veins were fine and did not require ballooning. I did have a blocked AZYGOUS vein, which required to be unblocked. He tried with the balloon but it immediately closed over. He placed a stent here instead which means it is permanently open, with the blood flowing. The procedure was entirely painless with only a slight discomfort.
Instantly I had warm hands and feet. Once I left hospital I noticed I am steady on my feet, I can stand still with my eyes closed, my walking is also a lot steadier, my eye sight has improved slightly, my speech is much clearer and overall I am doing things with a much clearer head and in a calm steady way.
All of the patients that were there have had these veins and after the surgey notice varying degrees of improvement. The less you have had MS usually means the better the recovery.
Now I only have the symptoms of MS but I will hopefully have no further relapses and it will just take time for my body to recover. This has been the biggest week of my life and I hope all MS sufferers will be able to have the procedure, the sooner the better.
I can't thank the people of the EUROMEDIC enough, the drivers, Marek and Madjiek, the Dr's, Ludyga and Simka as well as all the nurses.
WHAT A WEEK