thanks burg, I appreciate that.
Y'know, if you've had two procedures and what resulted was elastic recoil but very importantly not clotting, that might be an indication that you are not particularly a clotter?
I had the venoplasty at 6PM. At 4AM, I woke up and called my kids in the US, to tell them that I was walking without a cane, away from the wall. My legs and feet were warm. That's where I want to be again.
I hope you get it. You're also in a different situation from some, who have ended up with a stent but no improvements to show for it; you know that you're likely to have improvements, you've been there already.
This might be a matter for another thread, but I've been mentally tracking some of our 'untreatable' cases:
* missing dural sinuses
* missing jugular
* hypoplastic lumbar veins (unless progressive dilation could help this as well?)
* jugulars clotted as a result of prior treatment or stent, no further treatment possible
That last one is the only one we have even some control over, by what we choose going into this.
It's not an easy path to walk this early in the discovery process but as you say, time is of the essence. With proper follow-up care and anticoagulation, you've got that much in your favor. There are lots of positive stories and outcomes here of people with stents, I expect yours will be one of them, the odds would seem to be with you overall. You have my absolute best wishes.
I also had stenosis in both, upper and lower jugulars.
Just saw this, it concerns me...do you know what sort of stenosis is in the upper? Has it been looked at with IVUS? Could it be physiological?