tipsyturtle wrote:Thank you to you all for the information posted to date. I also am on Dr. Simka's list for April 2010. I am still in the process of gathering all the information that I can. Some of the questions that I have that have not been answered on this amazing site are basic: like if i have blockages and have a procedure how much time should I consider spending in Poland? I live in Canada and do not have someone here that is onside with this procedure yet. Is it a difficult recovery? What about flying after all these blood thinners?Did you bring any medical records ie. MRI's with you?
Am eager and anxious (read: a tad afraid).
I will try to answer. If I were you, I would stay at least 2 more nights in a hotel in Poland. It is difficuilt to say how much time you need. I do not know your EDSS I do not know how you feel now.
Actually I felt the day after the procedure better than I felt before the procedure. I only had to be careful not to lift heavy things and not to move fast. The wound in your groin will be very small. I did not have any problems with blood thinners. I did not have to bring anything with me.
So for me the recovery was to take care of my bruise. About 18 hours after my procedure I took my small suitcase and walked by myself to my hotel. I only asked the waiter to carry my suitcase upstairs to my room.
I simply took a taxi after 3 days and went home by train by myself.
I did not feel my stent.
Oh, I almost forgot, you should not dance after the procedure
Aug. 7, 09 Doppler Ultras. in Poland, left Jugul. valve problem, RRMS since 1996, now SPMS,
- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse