As a fellow caregiver, I read some stuff you wrote that made me think twice...your wife just had a surgery, she's probably exhausted from that and she's not too fond of doctors. Hmmmm.
As healthy spouses, we have to be careful how to tread in this area. Jeff and I had many discussions about his MS...and sometimes he got really angry at me for trying to fix him, or figure out his disease. And he was right. Ultimately, he was the one who had stents put in his jugular veins, and he had to endure the procedure, post op and risks. It wasn't about me...
That said, if there is a chance your wife has a venous disorder, maybe she might agree to be tested. I would go to interventional radiologists, and bring the Zamboni research and Dr. Haacke's website info to start a dialogue. Here are some suggestions in your area.
(Believe it or not, this works. Many IR docs across the US are stepping up and testing and treating patients today. ) Your city has the technology and docs with the right skills to test for CCSVI.
http://www.ochsner.org/services/interve ... radiology/
wishing the best for you and your dear wife-
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS