I was just googling fentanyl to see when it wears off or what might be effects of the fentanyl.
some initial thoughts:
everyone with MS needs access to this procedure. We need to figure this out, it can't be that impossible, which doctors are going to move this forward and how to support them, the goal being to get this as widely available and safely performed at the minimal expense, in the fewest number of years.
I had improvements on the table. My right jugular was 80% occluded, my left was 100%. After the right jugular was ballooned, the wooziness I was feeling from the fentanyl suddenly cleared, the colors that had been dull became bright, I became aware of the music playing in the background, and my ability to breathe deep and hold my breath when he asked me to was now easy when it had been hard.
I never felt woozy from the next dose of fentanyl as I had from the first.
Even getting back to the hotel, the music in the lobby was pleasant but disturbing - disturbing because it is pleasant when it would not normally be and because I am noticing it when I hadn't the previous days.
I am tired, from the procedure and all the nerves.
If Dr. Sclafani is so inclined, perhaps he will post the images from the procedure today, so that everyone can see the before-and-afters and admire his handiwork? It was exactly as it should be afterwards, free-flowing and wide open.
My azygous too is of interest, it was enormous. It would seem to have been recruited to help drain the brain as the blood was going down the verts then through the azygous instead of directly through the jugulars.
He was able to use fairly large balloons. I believe my right was 16 mm as measured by ivus, so he oversized by 2 mm with an 18 mm balloon, which showed two waists if I overheard correctly. On the left it was smaller, but not by much.
I am now tired, a little overwhelmed by the odd sights/sounds, and with a sore neck, but very pleased with how things went, and as always impressed with Dr. Sclafani's skills and kindness.