Jugular wrote:It's a difficult decision to make because ultimately you are deciding whether to undergo an experimental procedure with some expectation of a benefit that has not been 'proven' by any formalized long term study. Angioplasty is a pretty benign medical procedure but not without risks.
To me the tripping point was getting an MRV and seeing the results myself. I simply said, well if the exhaust pipes in my car looked like that, I'd get them fixed. I then researched where I might get the procedure. I'm glad I did. Because I'm able to do things now that I haven't been able to do for ten years.
There is no assurance that you will experience any benefit at all and there is a chance of making yourself worse. So it's a hard choice, but it is yours to make. Getting imaged might help you decide, but keep in mind that MRV's and ultrasounds can be misleading.
numbness23 wrote:The results are such a mixed bag in my opinion and not that i think anyone is being untruthful i just think there are so many variables. For instance one patient said she notices sounds and colors and such on the table directly after the procedure. Could she have been so preoccupied by the anticipation that she didnt notice those things and when the proecedure was over and she calmed down from the process and the adrenaline calmed down the sounds were already there but they just were not noticed?
Can anyone enlighten me with regards to this or are we just still so far in the infancy that we dont have the answers. I would do anything to get better but if going through the process had the chance of doing nothing because there are just so many variables I am stuck in my scooter. I couldnt afford it financially or physically. What to do..What to do...What to do....
Cece wrote:numbness23 wrote:
I've had difficulty in thinking when there's background noise, music can be a background noise. Since the procedure, I've been able to enjoy a tv show in a public lounge with other people around talking, I wouldn't normally have been able to do that.
CureIous wrote:Lounges, public places, crowds used to drive me absolutely bonkers. Stores, trying to pick something off the shelf then someone wants to get by or other distractions, and I couldn't remember what it was I was looking for, that kind of stuff. Maddening. Don't miss it a bit. You could set off fireworks now and it wouldn't bother me. Interrupt me while I'm concentrating on something, and I'll just pick up where I left off. No notes, no reminders, even things a week or two out.
Wouldn't trade it for anything.
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