Thursday, June 3, 2010

One Week Post-Op

It has now been one week since I underwent an angioplasty to improve the circulation of my internal jugular veins and azygos vein. I have noted some improvements. First of all, I feel less fatigued. Today, I woke up at 5:30 AM (before my alarm went off) and drove into work alert. If you recall in my very first blog prior to the procedure, I wrote about driving to work feeling as if I could fall asleep at the wheel. Secondly, I feel warm. My feet actually sweat now. Some of my co-workers who didn’t even know I had the procedure remarked that I looked “really good and rested.”

I also want to mention how truly thankful I am to everyone for their supportive comments and positive thoughts. It really means a lot. I also greatly appreciated when one of our neighbors came over the morning that we arrived back in MB and cut our grass. Our yard is not small, so this was so greatly appreciated! Additionally, a good friend of mine dropped off a full dinner for our family on our first day home. Acts of kindness such as these truly motivate me to be a better person and to appreciate the value of paying it forward. Thank-you, words will never express how truly appreciative I am.

Although I will continue to provide updates as my body heals, I find it hard not to focus on every little pain or muscle jerk. I keep asking myself, “is this the MS, or is it truly a headache etc.?” I have spoken to a few other individuals who were also “liberated” and they too notice that they are consumed with every little thing their body is doing or isn’t doing. I don’t think that this is necessarily helpful in recovery but it is a hard thing to try and ignore.

My “liberation sisters” as we have affectionately named ourselves are also doing remarkably well reporting an increase in energy and physical mobility.


  1. Way to go Nicole! We're so happy that the future looks much brighter for you and your family and we look forward to seeing you soon.


    Aunt Karen and Uncle Dave

  2. What an amazing journey. I hope you will keep us updated and that things continue to improve.

    The Parkers