Just thought I would give a little update 1 month after having the procedure in Poland with Dr Kostecki.
He found that my right jugular was completely blocked and my left was partially blocked.
I have a 60mm stent in my right vein, and had ballooning to my left.
My GP is happy to prescribe Plavix for a year which is good, luckily I only have to pay for the prescription, bless the good old NHS !!
It’s been a strange month really, ups and downs, but mostly ups.
I know it sounds a bit over dramatic, but our lives have been changed since Poland, my biggest dream after the procedure was that it would help my fatigue, which was getting really bad and with 3 young boys was literally heart breaking not to be able to play with them properly.
I feel like a different person, the person that I was before MS, it is quite scary the amount I can do now, I just have so much more energy, my head is so much clearer, my wife keeps telling me to sit down and relax, but I can’t
Our 6 year old had a birthday party at our house on Monday afternoon, so we decided to host a football party for nine 6 year olds in our back garden with me as the coach, it was fab…but very hard work !!! He told me after that it was the best party he had been to….now that brought a tear to my eye.
This is something that I would not have dreamed of trying to do before Poland.
My walking comes and goes, there are moments where I can actually walk normally, no foot drop, no leg dragging at all. But this isn’t always and we’ll just have to wait and see about that.
I do still have MS, I still feel like I have it, my hands are still numb, my right arm still aches if I do too much, but life is good now, and I do feel so lucky that it has had the effect that I had hoped for.
In the first few days I had some paranoia about my stent, is it moving, has my vein ruptured etc etc, but now I don’t even think about it, it horrifies some people when I tell them about it, but I’m happy it is there and I know now it is safely attached to my vein and tissue and it’s not going to move anywhere.
Anyway, I am without doubt one of the lucky ones, I just hope that it continues.
Take care all, and good luck to anyone having the procedure.