So, he went in and found that my left iliac had a 50% blockage. Last time it was 70%, I believe. He placed a large 20mm stent there. Next, he studied the left renal vein. It was 70% blocked. Last time it was 80%, I believe. He stented that vein too with a 14mm stent. He said the drainage was really prompt afterwards and he was pleased. The azygous was 70% blocked again in the candy cane section and he used a 7mm balloon there. Last time he used an 8mm balloon and I had tons of pain. This time he said I did not react and I have no discomfort there now. He checked my jugs and the right was perfect. My stents are still beautiful, the best he's ever seen
. The left was only 20% blocked at the valve and he chose to balloon it with a 14. Thankfully that was it. He gave me much more sedation this time and I don't remember much at all.
I was extremely sore yesterday where the iliac was stented. Today, I feel pretty good. My husband said he thinks I look really good today. He said after my last procedure with McGuckin I was in a lot more discomfort and it took at least a week to get moving. I feel like I could be up and around today, but I will take the weekend to rest.
That's my update. I really had no idea what would be the outcome of this treatment, but I knew that because of the return of symptoms and especially the new lesion, I had to do it. I don't know what to think of the new lesion? Would any of the blockages I had create a scenario in which a lesion could be generated? Opinions???
I am hopeful for a good recovery. I'll judge over the next several weeks if I've had more improvement.
I'd love to know what you guys think.