I'm sorry for not posting earlier, as my Dad noted. we went on a family camping holiday and just returned last night. WOW - what a crazy month but very exciting. It was soooo great meeting all you wonderful people and sharing so many good times together. It was such a great, worthwhile trip. I've been reading all of your comments and I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well for the most part. Sorry to hear of Mr. G, Edith and others who are under the weather.
News from me....I did notice some immediate changes (better circulation, less stiffness, lighter legs, weight gain (oh..I don't think that's from the surgery but just increased food intake while in Poland LOL). Since returning from Poland and heading straight to Penticton in 33 degree weather, I don't seem to have the same initial benefits as mentioned above). I pretty much have returned to my pre-surgery state. I think I just need to get back into my swing of things before I can accurately gauge how I'm doing. I don't expect immediate results - give it 6 months to a year to see what happens. No worries but I wish I could mention better results.
I had the lovely headaches as well, lasted about 1 week but feel pretty much "Normal" now - or as normal as I get. Bruised like heck with the stomach injections, glad it's over. Did anyone get bloated as well? maybe that's just the extra weight from indulging in Poland cuisine.
I plan to see if I can follow-up with a doppler in my neck of the woods - I'll touch base with you Sindy. It makes me a little antsy that if I get re-stenosed or if I totally "blow" my stent out of place, I don't know or don't know where to go. I met an MS'er at Katowice airport (from BC) who just had a second surgery with Dr. Simka as she re-stenosed. Her first Liberation treatment was in April. Apparently, she said her face went bright red like a tomato so she knew something was wrong.
I wish all of you the best in the upcoming months and keep the blogs rolling - it's great to hear how everyone is doing.
Have a great summer!! Cheers, Malinda
PS: Sue - I still laugh when I think of the English speaking nurses! I think I laughed so hard that I had to stay an additonal 5 hours in the hospital - thanks for that!!!