Talked with Marie last night from her hospital room. Hopefully she'll be released this morning and heading back to the hotel. She sounded terrific (for someone on a bunch of meds who had just had two stents put in her neck!) and very upbeat. Her speaking voice is like her writing voice...funny, sweet and really smart. Boy, do I admire her.
Her computer's down for the count, so don't worry if she doesn't post. She may get to the hotel computer, we'll see. I'll let her tell her own adventure tale, but wanted all to know she's on the mend. Thanks to her sis Terry, for telling her I'd called! It was great to finally "meet" my friend.
Sharon, everyone is going to be different...it depends on the blockage, but also how your body deals with collateral drainage. Jeff's was shooting back into his brain (why he'd get vascular headaches), Marie's had a journey into her vertebral veins. It's impossible to know your "story" until you see your vein situation. Yours will be unique. Which is why it's so crazy that the first 2 had the same blockage! More stories to come...
And Sarah...I know you meant it's easier to "paint" now! Although I was doing some serious panting yesterday, too