Good evening all.
I am on the ground in Albany. I have the procedure on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 11:00AM. My aunt is after me at 1:00PM.
Not much to report tonight. I plan to give an update on Wednesday evening.
Don't expect any ground breaking news coming from me. I'm one to sit back and evaluate my condition over time before determining if I am better or not. So time will tell, but I will let you all know how it went and if I suspect any immediate changes.
Dr. S went from my hip to my left jugular in about 1 minute. Once there, I did have reflux present, along with 2 areas of stenosis. Dr. S angioplastied both of these with success. Continuing the tour to the right jugular vein. Dr. S also found reflux and one area of stenosis. He angioplastied this area successfully. I also had a few collateral veins that had developed. For our last stop on the tour, we went to the Azygos vein. One area of Stenosis was found and angioplastied successfully. No stents were needed for any of my stenosis (:~)))).
I feel fine, it’s been about 6 hours since I had the procedure. I think one needs to look at any benefits from the procedure over a time period of weeks/months. With that said, I would say that my left thumb feels a little better and my right leg feels a little better. Time will tell what the true outcome is.
I was Dr. S 35th patient liberated. My Aunt was 36. A quick note on her, she had one stenosis in her left Jugular, one in her right jugular and one in her azygos vein. All 3 were successfully angioplastied. I don’t want to say too much about her condition but she immediately had warm feet. She was able to wiggle her toes and raise her foot which she hasn’t been able to do. So, she’s off to a good start.
It was a good day!
thanks for the prayers.