Well, the CT Scan has been read and I have seen the Vascular Surgeon and there is nothing they can do for me. Either procedure, major surgery or aortic stenting would be the end of me. He point blank told me that I would not make it off the table alive. Kind of shocking news to hear when I had such high hopes that they would be able to fix everything!
After being told several months ago to quit exercising, including walking, I am now told to begin a walking program. To start slowly and build up to 20-30 minutes per day, 7 days a week. And I have an appointment with the Vascular Surgeon again in 3 months. He is hoping by that time, the muscle tone in my legs will have improved enough to prescribe a medication that aids in circulation. As was explained to me by another cardiologist, the whole purpose is to increase the blood flow to the muscles, even if that means that my body will make newer, smaller blood vessels to take over the ones that no longer work. And that is what they expect will happen.
I hope they're right!