You may remember I went into St Thomas' last monday as the new stent had been "compromised". Well, it appears that the end of the stent (roughly behind my tummy button) had somehow got squashed and so the plan was to introduce a new stronger stent inside it and expand it again using a balloon. However when they got in there the stent was full of new blood clots which is worrying because I had been having injections twice a day to prevent that!
The next step was to introduce a "clot busting" drug intravenously through my neck for 24 hours - a rather uncomfortable process. Success - the next day the clot was gone!
.I am now back on Warfarin and at home recovering from the after effects of the surgery. My INR is being checked daily locally and the doctors at St T's are dosing my warfarin over the phone each day.
It just remains to manage my INR levels carefully to try to prevent further clots. Once again the doctors were wonderfull and have given me a lot of hope for the future. Thank you to all of you who sent messages of support - it really does help when you are feeling low.