After a few delays we arrived here in the early hours, off for the diagnostic procedure (and hopefully to bump into a couple of TIMS people) this evening. Fingers crossed I have something to report back with later
The scans, eye test are all organised well and the actual procedure over surprising quickly and without any major worries.
I will update more on my return home but for now all is good
Here is my history...
CCSVI TRACKING 03/03/2010
Date & type of neurological diagnosis: RRMS - since 2006
Lesion locations (most affected side, if known), number: Multiple lesions in cerebral hemispheres, lesion in right temporal fossa (potentially unrelated). Changes in L. 1/2 and 3/4 discs.
MS treatments: Avonex
MS symptoms before stenosis intervention: Optic Neuritis (loss of sight in left eye), L'hermittes (electric shocks down my back), Paresthesias (loss of sensation in multiple locations), Myelopathic exacerbation (weakness and inability to walk at times), fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia (labour pain in my right hand side of my jaw!), Diplopia (seeing double)... typing these out makes me sounds like a walking medical directory.
Number of relapses before intervention: 8
EDSS before CCSVI intervention (physician-assessed): 3.0
FSS before CCSVI intervention: 5.5
MSIS before CCSVI intervention: 71
Are you using Inclined Bed Therapy I.B.T? Y
Have you had testing (and possibly procedure) for blockage yet: Yes, both testing and Liberation Treatment
STENOSIS PROCEDURE HISTORY
Date/location of testing/procedure: 17th March, Katwice, Poland
Type of venographic study: MRV, Doppler
Diagnosis: Stenosis right and left jugular vein
Type of procedure: Percutaneous nalloon angioplasty right and left jugular vein (Cordis 14 x 40mm)
Procedure/drug related symptoms: Procedure took around 45 mins and was painless, Fraxiparine prescribed for 7 days. No pain after procedure, some aching in neck where ballooning took place.
Will update next week on my return to the UK - to date definate warmth in feet and legs.
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