Before I forget...just got back from the Tuscany restaurant (87th St & 3rd Ave) and had one of the best meals of my life!! If you get the chance, go!
AlmostClever - I believe it was the L iliac that went up, then a tight U-turn down, then a tight U-turn up. I do recall Dr Sclafani saying "oh, my God"
BTW, this is OK for me to hear such comments...I'd rather hear the chatter than nothing at all. So yes, he tried to go in from the left but ended up going in from the right.
Hopeful2 - yeah, I've been wiped out since the procedure 2 days ago. Didn't expect to be since I seemed to have extra energy after the first time. Dr Sclafani (who's a big jazz fan) had made reservations for us at one of his favorite places for good jazz on Sat night but I had to cancel the reservations because I just didn't have the energy
Cece - Dr Sclafani didn't offer any options as to how to address the left jugular. He did, however, spend alot of time there trying to figure things out; called in another colleague, did ultrasound, etc. He also made the comment that sometimes it's hard to tell which veins are which and it's possible that Dr Siskin ballooned a collateral. He had nothing but good to say about Dr Siskin so this was not a criticism. Can't help but wonder if there will be a "fix" in the future...