I am home from Poland now and missing all the great people we met there. I am feeling good and have no discomfort except for the itch from hair growing back from shaved areas
The group at Euro Medic really have their act together. We missed our connecting flight in Munich, on the fight there, and found our phone didn't work so we had no idea if we would have someone their to meet us when we finally arrived 4 hours late. It was so nice to see Kris there when we arrived
. It would have been nice to have luggage as well
. When we arrived at the Qubus ther were lots of people in the lobby talking and sharing their experiences from the previous weeks procedures and giving us tips about what to expect. It seems it was Canadian week and we also had representatives from New Zealand, Italy & France. I had my eye test & MRV Monday and on Tuesday went in to the hospital with two others. We were prepped and had blood taken and had the doppler given by Dr. Simka. As I had expected from my scans at home, it was my left jugular that was the problem. They did a balloon angioplasty of the left jugular vein (balloon invatec 12x20) &the Brachiocephalic trunk (balloon Cordis16x40). I was told by the vascular surgeon that it wasn't very succesful as a stent was needed in the BT but it was not safe to put one so close to the heart
I was told that it is more of a cardiac issue.There is still quite a reflux of blood through collateral veins happening so so I will have to see if I can have a specialist here look at it (If there is anyone at all willing to touch it). I would post the images but I have not a clue how to do that.
I am really happy I went to Poland and had this done. I hope and feel that there will be benefits from having the angioplasty alone done even though there is still a ongoing problem. Knowing the problem is huge and the first step in getting it resolved. I would count this as a positive experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. It was great to see all the positive results others were having and knowing this is for real.
Thanks to the team at EuroMedic, the patient nurses(for putting up with us needy foreigners) and Majec, Kris and Peter for hauling us around.