I continue to experience improvements in bladder and clonus but the walking remains worse than pre-pregnancy. I have barely noticed any phosphenes for several weeks. The left leg sensory deficit has been quite active especially around the knee. The headache continues to be painful and is worse on moving the head/neck in various ways. I haven't had any dysphagia for a few weeks. All in all I have been feeling very much better. I have now stopped the low molecular weight heparin and take daily 75mg of aspirin.
Recently my walking has improved somewhat and may be benefiting from my resumption of curcumin, capsaicin and salvia miltiorrhiza in addition to low dose aspirin. My bowel function is also much better and again I suspect the capsaicin. My body has really begun to look and feel recovered from the pregnancy which I now realize is an absolutely extraordinary stress on the body. I have visited a cranio sacral osteopath and we have concluded that the headache which started in the 2nd trimester is owing to tension in the shoulder and neck area and that I must regain abdominal strength in order to reduce that tension. Unfortunately the pregnancy produced an abdominal hernia and the obstetrician only gave me a less than 50% chance of the muscles knitting back together. However he recommended I try to get pregnant again and that he would stitch the abdomen back together on a 2nd caesarian! Great. My right hand has been feeling much less numb and the motor dysfunction which struck in the 2nd trimester has very largely gone. the sensory deficit in the left leg has been quite active again especially after walking. The movement induced phosphenes have not remained in abeyance but appear from time to time. The shoulder spasms are also still evident. The myoclonus or night spasms are beginning to feel much as they did after the stent operation in that I can avoid them by pressing one leg over the offending foot or by stretching. The bladder control is getting very much better and I rarely have urgency but do have hesitation. I have attempted to plot a chart to show the main symptoms and how they have changed.
Right internal jugular vein - stent is patent, no signs of thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia, pathological valve in the junction with brachiocephalic vein, with slight reflux in the area of the valve.
Left internal jugular vein - normal flow, stent is patent, no sign of thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia.
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