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Just wanted to say prayers will be lifted for you and know David and I are thinking about you, Dake and his team.
Sleep tight and have a great day tomorrow.
Waiting to hear....
9/3/09 Stanford - Dr Dake - Stent in R-J to unblock Arachnoid Cyst in Sigmoid Sinus. Stent in narrowed L-J. Balloon in narrowing where R & L Jugulars meet.
I can no longer force myself to stay awake (the 3 hour thing is screwy!), so it's off to bed and I'll let you all know what we decide on!
Here's the really good part to me. I don't know why or how, but I was having a day like I had a few weeks ago where I just went crazy at work all day and followed it up with a night out with my daughter watching a live band. Well today, all because of my Marie inspired motivation, walked the whole freakin' thing today and didn't peter out AT ALL until the very last leg when we were walking from the Falk center (Dake's office) to the parking garage. That's the longest leg. And it didn't happen until we were out sitting in the sun for about a half hour. No cane even and no help. It all came down to my knee not firing up. Up until that point, my legs were hardly even tingling. It was great. The we went to Whole Foods and I had just had enough so I went to sit in the car; I hated that because I love shopping at Whole Foods. A grand and glorious day in gorgeous NoCal. I honestly don't think we saw a single cloud, it was in the low 80's, and it was just great.
I will post the day after tomorrow after my surgery and let you all know how it went. I'm making sure that Zofram (sp?) is pushed with the morphine every time and I managed to get some MJ out here and am going to see how good that works right after surgery. I know how well it worked about 3 days post op, I'm curious about it the day after and if it will touch THAT level of discomfort.
So I'm going through all that crap again, but I'm very optimistic even though I know it's going to be a few weeks of suck. Never up, never in as they say.
He still said my azygous looks good, but will be exploring tomorrow with the venogram thoroughly. I just can hardly believe I walked the whole thing. After last weekend's camping trip being a "marker" of sorts, as I explained how it felt harder than the one I took right before coming out the first time, it made me very hopeful to walk the whole thing and not struggle. If you'd have asked me a week ago did I think I could have done it, I'd have said no. So maybe it's just taking some time and the good flow on the right side IS having some effect. One thing is for sure, you guys know I'll tell all about it!