Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Well you know how I said earlier that I should not get discouraged because they said it could just take time for my body to heal or just get used to this new blood flow..... well I am DISCOURAGED!  This week has not been a good week.  My foot is still very sore even though I have been wearing my new orthotics and my back and neck are killing me.  I have been fighting a cold for the last few weeks but this week my cold is gone and I am still feeling crappy.

My mobility is getting worse all the time. I still have not used my walker but my balance is definitely getting worse.  I took a tumble last week but it was first thing in the morning and I was still have asleep. 

Having put my procedure on youtube, I decided to send the link to a few doctors in the states who perform this treatment  to get some feedback.  Two doctors replied.  One said that it sounds like restenosis and I would probably benefit from a repeat procedure. The other said that he only watched first few seconds. He said:  Your azygous is clearly abnormal. Did you notice how the contrast in the lower part just sat there? I will look at rest later but thought you should know that azygous is abnormal.

I find it hard to believe that I would have blocked back up since my doppler in Barrie, Ont. showed everything as normal.  Did Poland miss my azygos area?  I heard that clearing up blockages in the azy area helps with mobility.  Do I need a second procedure?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Procedure Video is on YouTube - Oct. 12, 2010

I managed to put my procedure video on YouTube so you can see the video instead of pictures like I had posted earlier.  Here is the link for that:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODdfR3G4Mf8
The first part of the procedure is with my Azygos area where I suspect there might be a constriction.  This is something that does not show up in a doppler ultrasound like I had in Barrie, Ontario, a few weeks ago.  The lady mentioned above had blockages there when she went for a second procedure.

I was also interviewed for the the Local Newspaper again and this time they have included a picture of me.  Here is the link for that:  http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2777260