Had a fistula done on Thursday. Which briefly is the joining of a vein and a artery in the arm. Was explained that lupus patients have smaller vessels so can be slightly more difficult to find a decent vein for connection. When procedure was completed under local anastetic there is meant to be a buzzing sound in the arm which is heard with a tetherscope. Unfortunately for me this hasn't happened. Said they will review it in 2 weeks. If it isn't working by then then I will have to go back under the knife. What I would like to know is if anyone has had this procedure, how long did it take to work or buzz?
Really don't want to have to go back to theatre!!! Any experiences would be greatly welcomed.