I'm back home and veeery tired. I woke up today at 3:40 a.m. and haven't slept since. Or rather the nurse woke me up, although she was really quiet. I just wasn't too fast asleep.
So, I won't be reporting of any pre-procedure issues because all of that you know from the live blogging:).
At around 5:15 p.m. they took me to the operating room. When I entered it I noticed a little tilt in the place where the head was supposed to rest. It seemed that they had listened to my prayers and taken seriously the vertigo drawback. When I had lied down, I noticed that this inclination wasn't steep enough, so I asked for something additional to be placed under my head. The nurses were hesitant about it, but the anesthesiologist lady doctor said "give him something, we can't allow him to fly away during the procedure!". So, I was comfortable and a little less nervous. The anesthesiologist gave me then an IV sedative (yes, Mutley - the thing pumped into your nose was just pure oxygen
) and finally my left leg stopped shaking. Then one of the doctors gave me this local anesthetic and dye afterwards. Oddly I felt heat only in my testicles. This was the moment when the rest of the crew, led by dr. Ludyga, came in. And in this very moment, the anesthesiologist gave me another portion of the sedative and I got reeeally calm. And to be honest everything else happened in a flash. The only thing I noticed during the op was a little "pop, pop, pop" in my jugular veins. They finished in no time, something like 20, maybe 30 minutes. And then the famous words "Prosze pana, super!" were said. When everyone but the leader and the nurses left, dr. Ludyga showed me the blood flow in my right jug before and after the ballooning, and explained what had happened. Then, the nurses carried me to a mobile bed (on which I lied flat supine without vertigo - the balloons or only the sedative did the job?) and transported to my original bed on which I also lied supine without dizziness. My mother noticed that my hands were warm which hadn't happened for a very long time.
How am I feeling today? Not too good, really. I think that the reasons for that are lack of sleep, hunger (you need to have empty stomach before and after the op) and not working out for some time. However my parents are pretty sure that my walking and gait are better. Maybe. A bit. I don't want to expect too much not to be disappointed.
I really would like to thank you all for your support. It helped me a lot. It caused my nerves to go away, at least in the moments when I was reading TIMS. Thanks!
I think that now, right after late lunch, I will cut myself a nap. I will answer questions asked in this thread later. However, if you have any more questions, feel free.
Once again, thank you, TIMSers!