Thanks for responding. Did you notice a difference after the repair? What was you overall experience with the repair? My Dr did a video call, which I didn't like, I had rather of had a face to face discussion. I have no idea what to expect.
No worries at all!
I don't recall noticing a 'huge' difference day to day, I was maybe a little less tired afterwards. That said, reducing a leak from 'moderate' to 'minor' (and reducing any complications that may occur with a leak) is an improvement.
The procedure was fine, I was under for a couple of hours which apparently was a little longer than what they had thought. It took longer as they originally put in one plug, but as it didn't 'fix' the leak enough they removed it and put in place 2 smaller plugs. I was kept in hospital overnight and discharged the next day.
Recovery was fine, nothing compared to open heart surgery. A bit of pain for a few days and walking was tough for a week or so (as they went up my groin, both sides), I was off work for 7 days and then returned the following week.
Yeah personally I prefer face to face too, in my line of work (and going through covid & lockdowns) I've had to embrace ZOOM/Teams etc but nothing beats talking with someone in the same room.