Restenosis and the plane ride home.

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Restenosis and the plane ride home.

Postby kc » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:37 am

I just have to throw this out there: Does anyone think the plane ride home (pressure) has anything to do with the angioplasty people becoming restenosed? I was diagnosed after a plane ride in 1996. I knew the flight had something to do with it. I have refused to fly since and will not fly unless I have stents put in.

I see many people on here who are possibly restenosing after flying home.

Thought?

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Postby mshusband » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:54 am

It's entirely possible.

We are driving when we go to our procedure because why take any risk you don't have to.
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Postby Trish317 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:01 pm

I've been wondering the same thing.
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Postby Shoonie » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:14 pm

The last two times my husband has flown, he experienced tremendous pressure and pain in his head to the point where he thought he was having a stroke. He hasn't been tested for CCSVI yet but his MS clinic encouraged him to be scanned simply because of those two incidences.
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Postby jamit » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:39 pm

I have thought about that one too. For that reason and of course also be because restenosis can happen quickly I will stay if possible 2 months at least in Europe and travel around not by plane though but taking a boat back to the US, don't think so. I wonder if the pressure system on planes work automatically or manually and if they work the same. I guess one should not sleep too much unless one always has the mouth open to help with pressure changes.
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Postby Cece » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:48 pm

We actually did cross the Atlantic by cruise ship two months ago...it was really something. Nothing but water for six days. On the fourth day we saw another boat: a barge.

Then I took a plane ride home (transatlantic)...got here much faster but was laid up with MS for a month.

Not to put it out there as a reasonable proposition, just to say it made for a good vacation. :)

Amtrak had some decent rates. I might fly home from NY or I might get a sleeper car on Amtrak. Not sure.
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Postby Trish317 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:50 pm

Cece wrote:We actually did cross the Atlantic by cruise ship two months ago...it was really something. Nothing but water for six days. On the fourth day we saw another boat: a barge.

Then I took a plane ride home (transatlantic)...got here much faster but was laid up with MS for a month.

Not to put it out there as a reasonable proposition, just to say it made for a good vacation. :)

Amtrak had some decent rates. I might fly home from NY or I might get a sleeper car on Amtrak. Not sure.


I've traveled cross-country, from New York to Arizona, on Amtrak. My daughter was four at the time (she's 23 now) and it was a great trip. We had a sleeper. The food was fantastic and it was great to see the scenery. I've done a couple of other trips on Amtrak....not quite as long. It's always been a positive experience. Although, in recent years, it isn't cost effective.

I've wondered about the effects of the altitude changes after the CCSVI procedure because my darling man will be flying from Iowa (Cece, until last Fall he lived in Minneapolis but moved back to his hometown to be close to his family).

I'd like some clarification about what, if any issues, might exist with him flying back home from Albany. The plan is for him to fly there and for me to drive there from Rhode Island (it's only about 3 1/2 hours from where I live).
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