Unfortunately I deteriorated really quite significantly after the angioplasty and renal stent. Now I happen to believe that this was due to reperfusion injury rather than a hugely coincidental relapse. Nevertheless the effect has been the same - much worse walking and I now use an orthotic brace for bad foot drop and sometimes a cane indoors but that seems mainly necessary if I am on baclofen, tizanidine or gabapentin. Diazepam or alcohol have far more benign effects on my leg!
It is too early to say if the angioplasty has had any long term beneficial effect. I am feeling a lot more positive since stopping the anti-spasm medication but the real joy would be for the spasms to go away like they did after I had my second child in February 2012. From then until the angioplasty I had virtually no spasms and now they have been impacting my sleep and walking for the whole of 2013 so far. So walking and spasms got a lot worse after the angioplasty. Neither has improved but I'm off the counterproductive drugs now.
3 years antibiotics, 06/09 bilateral jug stents at C1, 05/11 ballooning of both jug valves, 07/12 stenting of renal vein, azygos & jug valve ballooning,