It's been over six months now since my closure. The procedure went smoothly. Very simple really. It only took about 1/2 hour and I was awake through it. I felt nothing, so it wasn't a problem. I had no complications (I don't really think there is any). Since the procedure my CFS symptoms have lessoned over time and I feel so much better. Now I know what 'normal' feels like. I still feel I have to monitor myself and not overdo it but generally I feel, say, 75 to 80% better than before the procedure and there is a good chance I may still improve. I was retested at my 3 month check up and my hole is completely closed. After 20 years of CFS I am still a little overwhelmed by the diagnosis and my ongoing recovery and the new lease of life it has given me.
Jamiej, I wish you the same recovery. Good luck.
P.S. Just out of curiosity, what doctor are you seeing and what size hole do you have?
again, good luck.:)