Johnson wrote:A Google search (for what it's worth) of the web, blogs, news, gives only the tragic passing of Holly (whom I have only known of from others on this site). There are quite a few people on here that knew Holly, and know what really happened. What I have learned from them, is that Holly's own family said that it had nothing to do with the procedure, but that it was an hereditary problem, and coincidental to the surgery.
Think it's closer to 65 fyi. Btw, there's a big difference between known risks , and unknown "totally random events" like ecoli at jack in the box. In that case, Jack in the Box was held liable for negligence anyways, but it really made no difference to the person eating the burger, they got sick regardless, the presumption being that the risk itself was so minute as to no be considered when ordering a burger. However I would like to make one important note here: just because "someone" out there knows the risks (therefore making it a known risk), doesn't mean that I myself know that, unless someone tells me as such, or I find it out myself.
So I don't quite understand why there's so many different versions of pre-op discussions for risks when it comes to this procedure, and so many different versions of the aftercare instructions. I was never told to watch how I turned my neck. I mean I babied it just out of pure common sense to be sure. I'll fax anyone that wants it my aftercare instructions, there's not much there. "Physical activity as tolerated". Then 20 pages of boilerplate stuff for the meds and aspirin.
What I would have much rather seen (in hindsight), is a 100 page warning packet highlighting and delineating precisely, the known risks associated with stent placement in jugular veins and everything else associated with this surgery. That's not rocket science, sorry. It's junior varsity stuff. So hopefully the next crowd will be a bit more educated besides what's on here, which to my knowledge is not part of the admissions packet. I'm seriously concerned for the cliff jumpers who do not educate themselves first.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap