In my case there was no other test (Doppler) afterwards. I think that varies depending on findings and other variables but you would have to ask the doctors. After they finished I had to remain still in my hospital bed for a couple hours. When all is good I was on my way with my post op instructions.burg wrote:Are there any more tests like ultrasound after procedure??
When were you able to go home??? Next day??
I saw good results for around 8-12 days initially. Shortly after that I started getting the cold right hand, foot drop, weak right leg, stretching leg after sitting for short amount of time, head aches (pressure), word finding, right leg bouncing. Word finding is bothersome again. Now that being said, I seem to have continued getting stronger, kept the balance improvements(that may be because of the strength?), there are days, and even times within a day that I can tell my walking is better again ,that includes foot drop, still dreaming again, cold RH actually seems more numb than cold and less frequent, fewer head aches. I forgot what it was like to dream
Things are definitely better that pre-op but, at least for the time being, less than they were the first week or so. At least for now things come and go but still are staying on the plus side. I am not going to rush to a decision as to whether veins stayed open or not. I think I am just going to take it one month at a time until my three month date. Along the way I will confer with my DR about what direction to take.
And thank you. It's really strange. It would be great to just have a firm answer but with things changing it's odd, but in a good way. At least I know that opening them had an effect and we will see what happens in the future.
To be sure I was getting unbiased opinion I asked my wife to tell me if I am still better than pre-op. Answer was yes and I would agree. I recover a lot faster, more energy, better bladder, better balance and a couple others.
Asked her to tell me how I am doing compared to when I first returned. Answer was worse when walking and she really could not see the other things. I would agree. My walking is near pre-op. I still enjoy several things, like being more alert, energy, those listed above, and feeling better in general.
I am not sure if I have had some re-narrowing or if this is just because of the fact I have had it so long but I am very happy I did it. I KNOW that it's real and so many people will benefit from the research, tesing and treatment being done. Imagine if this is the answer for the newly diagnosed. So many people would not have to deal with the things many of us have had to. That would be cool to see just 1 kid not have to go through it.
And yes I can't wait for MPLS, MN to turn red
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I want to make a comment (and this is just my opinion) but if you think you have re-narrowing, you probably do. You are the only one who knows how your body felt immediately after the procedure, and if something changed since, you're the only one who knows that too. Just keep that in mind, you you decide to have it looked at again.