Quick update on my procedure with Prof T today. Thanks to Adolfo the Prof learnt that it is too long a process to check blood flow and just went straight to finding and treating stenosed veins. From go to woe it took just under an hour.
Checked RIJV and there was stenosis at the jugular valve (which was inverted). He ballooned this no probs. Then checked the LIJV and it was almost completely blocked at the inverted valve, in fact it was an 'anomaly' in that the blood had found a lesser vein to drain to. This stenosis was ballooned and it was a stubborn vein. Had to go to heavy duty balloon for a second go and finally opened the vein. Was good to see the blood (dye) running where it should.
Azygos vein is 'good and juicy' according to the Prof.
I have many more details and will post a youtube vid tomorrow. He permitted me to video the procedure and after editing I will post on youtube also. I won't comment on how my symptoms are just yet - want to let it all settle down a tad.
My neck is very tender and also all along the area where the wire was inserted. Hopefully feel a great deal better tomorrow.
Thanks for all your well wishes, Kerri