In Bulgaria it went like this:
Stayed in hospital waiting for operation, nil-by-mouth for 8 hours before operation.
Had procedure, a bit more then one hour. I got a stent in azy, as it was 90% blocked, and did not respond to ballooning at all.
Got a compress taped on the little wound, and a weight put on.
Was weeled back onto the ward, and lifted over onto my bed, without bending my leg, or taking the weight off.
Not allowed to move/bend leg for two hours, weight stayed on.
They started IV heparin for 24 hours. Was allowed to walk about a bit, like taking myself to the bathroom etc.
Allowed to shower after 24 hours when heparin was finished.
Checking blood every few hours for coagulant values or something (the nurse didn't speak english, she just came to take my blood, woke me up in middle of night as well to do it.)
Stared with asprin tablets and pradaxa (anti coagulant in morning and night)
Will continue aspirin for 1 month, and heparin for 6 months.
It might just be precaution, and not needed, but it seems quite heavy. But better safe then sorry. If stents restenose, it isn't much they can do about it is my ompression. But that does not affect you, as you are only having ballooning. But I was under the impression that similar procedure was done for the ones that had ballooning only as well.
<div>I have lived with ms for 8 years. The last year has been hell, I've gone from shite to even worse every single month, until my liberation in May. </div>