Mike's updated his blog again. http://msmikejuices.blogspot.com/
He's not a candidate for repeat grafting because of two things: the risk that it won't stay open, and the risk that with the existing scar tissue, there might be an inability to control bleeding. I had not heard about that as a risk before with repeat vein grafts. Careful, everybody.
His bypass graft that occluded has been completely absorbed into surrounding tissue. Gone.
His collateral that has been developing is doing well, and that makes me wonder if there might be a way to increase the number of good collaterals in the rest of us?
He's still left with a possible combination surgical/angioplasty stenting option where the surgeon opens up the neck and Dr. Arata stents the vein that way. Not out of options yet, but need to weigh the options carefully.
Best wishes to you, Mike, it has been a long journey.