Ready? (Well, sort of…)
Set? (It’s not Monday morning yet…)
Go! (I don’t have to be there until Monday morning at 9:30)
Be where? At the hospital.
Again. Yes, we knew about this one, we just didn’t know when it would be.
What is it? Another embolization. My doctor believes that by doing this embolization, we will lower the cerebral spinal fluid pressure. It will lower it enough that the side effects (balance, confusion…) will continue to fade away.
Am I looking forward to the procedure? No, that’s actually kind of a stupid question. But the procedure isn’t that bad. You go in the OR, joke with the nurses and doctor, and wake up in the recovery room. My experiences in 2021 with side effects from embolizations has not been something to be happy about.
I really really want to have the procedure on Monday, go home Tuesday or Wednsday and then spend a few days chilling out in front of Netflix and we’re all set. So, if you are of the praying type, if you could say a prayer that we’d get an experience that is successful and has minimal side effects, we would appreciate it.
Is this the end? It depends on what it shows in terms of the cerebral spinal fluid pressure. If it’s low enough, then we’re good. If not, then we’d have to put in a shunt to reduce the fluid pressures. What does that mean? Stay tuned.
And that’s all I’m going to say about that…