Explaining Catheter Embolisation

Wanting to get the message out good and early between time change which I think is 8 hours ahead and being away from the computer for a good chunk of tomorrow. All the best to you Richard on Monday, we’ll be thinking of you and yours on Monday! Take Care! John

John, thank you. Thanks to everyone! See you soon,


Dear Richard,

Tell your dad he did great sending this cartoon–I love it. Make a copy and give it to your surgeon in case he has not seen it. Two years ago I had a two part embolization (meaning one in February and one in April but both working on the same vein). When they were done, I felt good.

Good luck to you.


PS Thank god for humor!

Yeah, my dad’s a bit special. He draws all the time. Here is another example of his line of thinking…

I love your Daddy’s sense of humor!
Wishing you an easy-peasy procedure tomorrow–Unless I got my dates wrong! Either way, feel good, recover quickly and sending you nothing but positive thoughts!

All the very best!

He draws–wow, how cool!! That makes the cartoon even more special! Like
this one, too.

Thanks for sending it to me.


Hope all is going well today Richard.


Hello! Marathon angiogram, arterio-, venal-embolization and thrombus removal session yesterday.

Very dizzy today but doctor thinks he’s fixed me in one sitting, so that is good.

Mrs D not allowing me my phone but I’m sneaking this message out!..

Thank you to everyone for their messages of good luck, prayers and thoughtfulness. This is much of what we can do for each other as a community. Thank you.

Catch you (not too) soon!



That’s great news Richard! But do make sure you rest recover!
Wishing a speedy recovery,
Fly right!

Great news, Richard! Relax, and recover.

Seenie and everyone at ModSupport

Hi Richard,
That is great news, I wish you a pain free speedy recovery.

Fantastic news take it easy and relax we will be here whenever you are ready :slight_smile: , Thanks for the sneaky post made me relax a little seeing you were doing good.



Just to let you know… got home yesterday afternoon. Feeling less dizzy but still got a headache and sore entry points, so will continue to take it easy.

Interestingly, consultant radiologist used PHIL (precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid) not onyx. So far as he has explained, he filled my dural AVF, filled some draining veins on the outside of my head and removed a thrombosis from my right transverse sinus. I’ve got a tiny (6mm?) incision in left & right groin. Isn’t it amazing how tiny an intrusion they can leave, other than a poorly feeling head?

Thank you for all of the support given. It has been great.

I’ll catch you sometime soon.



Great news Richard… take it easy now

Reena x

Richard, Take it easy :slight_smile: , Great to hear that your on the mend :slight_smile:

Relax and try to enjoy the peace and quiet!
Thanks for keeping us in the loop. We worry, you know!

lol…its one hell of a shock.

Take care…


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Great to hear Richard, get the rest you need! Take Care, John