I was there about 11 hours total. I was pretty upset when they first sent me back upstairs. But then I checked my email – I’m a real estate agent, and I had a counter from an offer we had submitted the day before. So I put my buyer under contract, and that kept me busy for a while. Plus gave me a good story for Facebook
Yeah, I get the feeling there is some philosophical difference between Kaminsky and Hepworth. My brother is a doc, so when Dr. Kaminsky came in to talk about my results, I got my brother on the phone. Dr. Kaminsky was telling him that he sees ultrasound reports from Vascular Institute of the Rockies that give a location for jugular occlusion, and that location doesn’t even exist along the jugular. He told my brother what it was, between two muscles or something, but I didn’t recognize the names. At any rate, he didn’t seem to think too highly of VIR.
I also realized that they never changed my head position during the procedure, so I don’t know if that made a difference. Of course, I don’t recall them moving my head during the ultrasound either. And Dr. Hepworth never said the jugular was only occluded in a certain position. He said it was completely occluded.
They went through both wrist and leg. Groin is to access veins, wrist is for arteries. So I have two bandages now. My arm was kind of sore for the rest of the day, and I’m still not allowed to lift more than 10 pounds. But all in all not too bad.
Knowing what I know now, I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to have the angiography. Keep us posted on your situation!