I did email him the evening following my surgery and told him about my back/chest discomfort. He said that was normal and should go away within a few days. A different CCSVI friend told me it would take a few weeks. (She had azygous stenting).
My pain level has decreased since Thursday postop, but it has also "shifted" positions a bit and is a bit different now. It seems to be improving compared to Thursday, but I still get moments of discomfort and have trouble getting comfortable with my position when sleeping, etc.
I am wondering if I am just doing too much. I'm never a good postop patient. I want to do normal things right away.
It also hurts to take a deep breath or to laugh or sneeze. ??
Any insight from a veteran would be great.