Hi there. Don't take this the wrong way, but why wait for stents to do something about rehab?
I have needed a wheelchair for many years, so I'm speaking from personal experience here -- not just in theory. Of course I realize that my experience may not be yours. But I encourage people who use mobility equipment to be strong on their own behalf. I have seen that people have a tendency to give up on those of us who have significant disability. Don't wait for someone else to come through for you because it may not happen -- we have to do it for ourselves.
Right now, it might help to think -- What would be different in your life this week if you had stents? Why wait to make those differences? The stents alone can't make all the differences -- with those of us who also have major disability to overcome, we're still going to have to deal with strengthening ourselves, and it's not too soon to start making those things part of our lives!
See if you can find a therapist who will work with you and start getting you stronger *now*. Then you'll be even more prepared for the procedure!
I don't mean to sound dippy. I just know from cold experience that so many times we end up having to do things ourselves and it makes sense to plan for it in the first place. Rehab, improvement, maximizing your situation -- always possible whether or not there are stents. Stents could certainly help vein blockage but will not address all the other issues in our life/body that will still remain significant and will still need repair. Not to be a downer at all -- hoping to be realistic and encourage action *now*!
I have also been reading and rereading people's experiences trying to find more severely disabled people to find out how they have fared. I wish the tracking was set up in a way to quickly assess this since I get scrambled so easily. But I haven't seen very many with an azygous issue.
Anyway - - - sorry to ramble! Just wanted to express sympathy and encourage you to consider rehab now and not wait for stents -- they will help when they come, but you could be improving before that, thornyrose! You can do it! (I'm encouraging both of us!)