Hello all! I just returned from my two month check up and thought I'd chime in. The quick response is that my stents look great, exactly like Dake wanted them to. So, no more coumadin. (Yeah!)
When I went to Stanford back in oct, I felt pretty good(edss 1-1.5). My hope was then as it is now, to halt progression. After my procedure, I had pretty bad headaches at the base of skull for a few days. They tended to be worse when I was laying down. I have also had shoulder pain. My pain seems to be more centralized in the front of the shoulder, just under the collar bone, on both sides. It is tolerable, but definatly uncomfortable. I also had some pain in my right eye when I turned my head sharply to the left, which lasted for a few weeks.
Overall, my healing process has been relatively smooth.
When dr. Dake asked how I'd been doing, I responded that I had been "quietly uncomfortable". I thought that summed it up pretty well.
On a side note, I just wanted to mention how awesome I think our dr. D is. We were able to talk briefly about how quickly this thing has spread. (insert thanks to TIMS) During our discussion, he pointed to a stack of roughly 300 pieces of paper and said "do you see that? Those are one page e-mails from Canadians!". Wow. With only 365 days in a year, how is just one man going to possibly keep up?
His situation reminds me of the story of the little girl standing on the beach full of washed up starfish, trying to throw them back in the water one at a time in an attempt to save them. (Yikes!)