Tuesday, December 30, 2014
More Med Update
T-6 days to deployment...
Here's a neat vid of the "AAA" stent/endovascular aneurysm repair I'm scheduled for. Liking the spacey-sounding terminology--they "deploy" the stents and anchor them. The stents look like cat hairballs on a stick before they're launched, though.
Some surgical squick, though, for the squeamish...
Minimally-Invasive Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
MUCH better than the aortic-replacement surgery shown at the beginning of the video, with as much as 10 weeks of recovery.
In the meantime, the subclavian-carotid bypass went very cleanly and recovery has been speedy. The doc used medical Superglue instead of sutures or staples, so I've been spared wound care.