Great news, folks!!
:D My Melbourne vascular surgeon is going to 'bite the bullet'
and operate in 2 weeks time! - first time in Oz, first time outside SanFran and Ferrara (I think) - Sorry GiCi; got in ahead of you, mate!
He's going to do a venogram and the refluxed right jugular by ballooning, but at this stage he's not sure about the blocked left jugular. He's a bit apprehensive about stents but will consider options.
2 riders - he needs to inform the hospital that it's a new procedure and he wants to run it past my neuro, but fundamentally he is ready to go!
Best of all, he seems your real Action Man - no beating around the bush, flim-flam; just get on with things. I think what sealed it was that I happened to email him the day after he met Drs Simka and Zamboni in Monaco....Fate!!
He was appreciative of all the stuff I sent him from TIMS (take a bow, Marie and Cheer
:) ) and he's even joined the Facebook CCSVI site - so keep the posts coming, guys (scorpion et al, excepted
I can see he moves pretty fast. He even tried to get Michael Dake on the phone when I was with him, which had me wondering a little, given that with the time difference between Melbourne and SF, it would have been about 10pm Sunday night, SF time and Dake would have been just wandering off to bed with his hot toddy.
But what's good is that he is keen to catch up with Messrs Zamboni and Dake to discuss detail.
I'll keep you posted.