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Old 06-03-2008, 02:20 AM
JodiS JodiS is offline
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Default VM in Calf treatments

My 19 y/o is preparing for her 4th treatment in Denver for her intramuscular VM in her right calf. She was uncomfortable after the first procedure and had a hard time walking the first few days after. I think a lot of it was from the swelling and an Arteriogram. She had a lot of swelling about day 3, but just kept her leg elevated and it subsided. She took some 1/2 doses of a pain killer for a few days and anti-inflammatories for a week.

She had much less discomfort after treatments 2 and 3 and took no pain medicine at all. She is swollen and a little tender about a week afterwards, but nothing to slow her down. Dr. Yakes said she is responding well and we are getting another MRI to check progress.
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