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My second trip to Poland

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:10 pm
by Brynn
So, I had my surgery on January 21st. At that time, I had angioplasty with a stent placed into my right jugular and had the angioplasty only on my left. I saw tremendous improvements with no fatigue, improved balance, warm hands and feet, a stronger voice, better breathing, no more sore neck and my constantly low BP of 100/60 had gone to a normal 120/80. I felt so good that I began physical therapy and pool work. Fast forward to about 6 weeks later, and I began to have some bad days and in the first week of this month, I realized that all of the gains I had made are gone. Of what I listed above, my breathing is still better, but everything else has gone back. It is probable that the left jugular has become restricted again. Euromedic has been good enough to squeeze me in for a probable second stent on my left side toward the end of April. It will be a bit hard to wait, but now I know the improvement that I can look forward to getting back! I believe in this treatment now, more than ever because after 6 weeks of proper BP readings following my surgery, my BP last Wednesday was back down to 100/60. Obviously for my body, having the proper flow on one side is not enough to keep me well and improving….So, back to Poland I go and the adventure continues! :D Bye, Brynn

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:16 pm
by ozarkcanoer
Brynn, I'm so sorry for your setback... Good luck with your return trip ! Let us know all about it.


Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:21 pm
by kc
Good luck Brynn, maybe restenosis happens more than just 50% with angioplasty. I have been reading a few stories about restenosis with angio and I am rethinking my stent attitude.

Good luck again we are with you!

kc :wink:

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:27 pm
by Brynn
Thanks, guys. Yeah, I probably should have pushed for a stent on the left side too, but who least this time it won't be 25- C! Brynn


Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:27 pm
by jak7ham9
so sorry brynn. ithink we will all have a lot of restonosis until we get decent stents or grafts. BUt at least you know it works! I get operated on march 22 and as excited as i am certainly think i will need to return for further work. barbara

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:48 pm
by ErikaSlovakia
Hi Brynn,
oh, I am so sorry. It must be frustrating to gain something and then lose it.
Well, all of us just learn...

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:58 pm
by Asher
brynn, end april seems so far away, but see it in percpective; i'm scheduled some time in '11. Ik sound like in a few weeks weeks from now you'll have your life back. Bless and thanks for sharing.

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:24 am
by magoo
Brynn, Sorry about the setback. I am so glad you were able to get back in relatively soon. It may be frustrating, but at least you know what's happening. You have a great attitude and I wish you the best of luck on your second trip!

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:51 am
by SandyK
Best of luck Brynn!

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:40 pm
by Katie41
Oh Brynn, I'm so sorry! That is the only thing I'm afraid of....that they won't do enough. I did hyperbaric O2 chambers last summer and had amazing (short term gains, so I know what the increased O2 can do. Hopefully, you will be back to your best self and stay that way!

having to return to poland

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:28 am
by caraboo
Brynn wrote:Thanks, guys. Yeah, I probably should have pushed for a stent on the left side too, but who least this time it won't be 25- C! do you have to pay the same money when you return to polandBrynn

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:57 am
by Brynn
I am not being charged the same amount as the first full procedure.

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:06 am
by Brynn
Magoo, SandyK, Katie41 Thanks, ladies! Yeah, I will hang in there! :D Now I just have a better idea of what I will get back to. In the meantime, I am going to try to spend more time in the pool building muscle, in preparation.

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:43 am
by sunlounger
Hi Brynn,
Glad to hear your going back in April and you will get those improvements back I.m sure :D

I am having a doppler next week 24th as I think I could of restenosis,
Because I did not have any improvements it's hard to know :?
I hope so then theres another chance :D

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:09 am
by Aaron
Hi Brynn,

I have been tossing around the idea of going to Poland for this procedure.

I do have a few questions, if you don't mind.

What does the procedure cost?
(I am having an MRV in the states next month)
Does the hospital have English speaking staff?
How long would I need to stay in Poland?
How do I get an appointment for the Liberation Treatment?

Thanks and Be Well!