Finally scheduled surgery with Dr. Hepworth for September 15 this year. It is a long ways off, but I have a busy summer planned post-pandemic. My symptoms are fairly well controlled by the blood thinner and muscle relaxer he’s prescribed, plus occasional Tylenol or ibuprofen. I have been dealing with this issue for roughly a year with many ups and downs, so while I feel a little unsure about the surgery, I’m reminding myself it will hopefully help me be the best I can be, and fix this problem, or at least improve it. Nearly every “hunch” Dr H has had has improved my symptoms, amazingly, especially the two prescriptions we tried. I did go to the dentist today, so am expecting a flare of pain later. At least I’m prepared this time!
I do have an appointment with Dr. Annest, a vascular surgeon who will be present for the surgery. Seeing him May 2. I’m curious to hear what he thinks. I had the vascular ultrasound done at his office but never saw one of the doctors there.
Thank you all so much for helping me through this process and often reaffirming my gut feelings about what is wrong with me. I trust my doctor and am hoping for the best! Will update more as the date gets closer… my next appt with him is the pre-opp on August 31.