Thanks for you answer, I totally agree with you. In fact, I didn't feel comfortable a couple of times lately after repeated dives. And if I think back, it also happened in the past but I never associated it with anything serious. I learned my lesson now. Moreover, my PFO is large, the L/R shunt pronounced. Without closing it I would not get my dive doc's OK to dive again. Since I spend lot's of time on boats in remote areas I think combining the PFO closure with more conservatism in my diving profiles is the way for me to go in the future
Thank you very much! Yes I also absolutely agree with you. I was also surprised that the local doctor told me that one treatment is enough. However, back then I trusted her. Later I found out that they don't really have experience with that kind of recreational diving accidents (or guidelines for their treatment). The chamber there is either used by rich people for skin care (I'm not joking!) or for really bad accidents of local compressor-divers/fishermen. But since most of them have no inssurance, they just get a view treatments (even if paralysed). Interestingly, they suggested to visit the chamber every now and then for maintenance!?
And yes, let's hope that the symptomes will improve. I keep thinking positive! Is there any experience with activities that support the healing process? Something like physio therapy, visual training or others?
Enjoy your coffee and thanks