Back at the hotel for some rest. I wanted to get outside for a while so we walked to the Walgreens to get my prescriptions filled which may have been a bit too much of a good thing. Then caught the Maurgarite back to the hotel and I had to lie down immediately!!
I am on Coumadin
but that what the doc said and he is "THE MAN" and I trust him completely. I don't think he is stopping the coumadin treatment at this point at all.
Now for what made me "different": I had an Arachnoid Tissue Cyst in my Right Sigmoid Sinus the size of a gumball. He put a stent there beneath the temporal bone, very high. He said he thought my right jug was carrying all the load but found that this cyst was blocking my right jug and the very narrowed left jug was actually having to carry all the load. He has never seen this before.
Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid covered by arachnoidal cells and collagen that may develop between the surface of the brain and the cranial base or on the arachnoid membrane, one of the three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord. Arachnoid cysts are a congenital disorder and most cases begin during infancy; however, onset may be delayed until adolescence.
The sigmoid sinuses (left & right), within a human head, are 2 areas beneath the brain, which allow blood veins to span the area, from the center of the head downward. They drain from the transverse sinuses (under the back of the brain) to the internal jugular vein.
Each sigmoid sinus begins beneath the temporal bone and follows a tortuous course to the jugular foramen, at which point the sinus becomes continuous with the internal jugular vein.
He put a stent in the left jug around the lower ear. Then he ballooned a place in my chest that was narrowed. I assume where the jugs meet. I think I was in the OR about 3.5-4 hours. He said I was his "poster child" for strange things.
That's all I can think of now. Back to resting.