There is nothing to worry about in Katowice. I was done in June, and I would do it once a month if need be. Unfortunately, I do need to go back for a second round in October, but I am looking forward to it. Take a treat for the old black dog that guards the funky hospital. He barks all day. You will hear the cuckoos in the morning, and smile. You will feel so happy. People will be waiting with excitement on the steps of the hotel on their way to be treated, and you will demonstrate your balance and renewed vigour. The nurses are great, and actually do smile and laugh. They look fierce, but they are not. I experienced zero pain or discomfort - during, or after the procedure, except when the duck-footed night nurse jabbed me with the blood thinner in the morning. I think that she was mad that we had kept her awake half the night with our laughing and talking (they sleep on couches in the hallway). I made her laugh though.
Have a great time. It will be one of the best days of your life. It was for me.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993