We are here now in Brooklyn. Long day of travel. I have been in a car, on the Minneapolis light rail, on a plane, on the next plane, on the NJ transit train, on a subway, and on the next subway. Way too many modes of transportation, but it got us here.
Procedure tomorrow morning. Total elimination of all symptoms? It would be great and it is in the blue-sky dreams but I am not expecting much from this second look. Really I want the confidence of knowing everything was thoroughly checked and any CCSVI that can be treated, has been treated.
Last time we stayed by the Brooklyn Bridge, this time we are staying in Park Slope itself. It's a very different experience. Both are good but here there is more to do directly out from the hotel itself. Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn has enough restaurants to keep us busy for the next six months. Prospect Park is not too far, we might visit Brooklyn Botanical Gardens there. We have tickets to be in the studio audience for both the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report, on separate nights. I need to check to see if anyone from Harry Potter will be a guest one of the nights, because really they ought to be, with the movie coming out. All these plans are of course contingent on me feeling well enough. Last time, I didn't feel up to much the first two days post-procedure, but then again, last time I had to severe stenoses treated in my jugulars, and this time, maybe nothing will need treating.
The highlight of the week of course will be the symposium patient's day on Friday. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. As I said to a friend in a pm earlier, this feels like the 2nd Annual CCSVI Symposium and the 1st Annual TIMS party.