First of all I'd like to thank everybody who left comments and sent e-mails wishing me their best, offering their support and encouragement. I don't have the words to express how much I appreciate the comfort sent my way, and I am continually astounded that my silly little blog has touched the lives of so many.
I'm back home, safe and sound, after undergoing the CCSVI angioplasty procedure, which lasted longer than I expected, almost 5 1/2 hours, and discovered several abnormalities within my CNS vascular system. I'll detail these abnormalities in a later post, when my own understanding of what was found is more clear.
For now, I'll just say that the abnormalities that were discovered were not able to be fully treated at this time. Dr. Sclafani, who performed the procedure, is going to consult with a variety of experts to determine the best course of action to take moving forward.
As for the procedure itself, it really wasn't painful or even all that that unpleasant, just long and tiring. Not that I'd recommend it for a recreational activity, but the degree of anxiety I felt before the procedure was out of proportion to the actuality of the event.
Again, I'd just like to thank everybody for their wonderful show of support. I will post a detailed explanation of the findings after I consult further with my doctors, and can give an entirely accurate account. I expect I'll be able to do this within the next few days. There is surely enough misinformation on the Internet regarding CCSVI and the procedures used to address it without my adding to the confusion.
Again, thanks everybody...