HappyPoet wrote:Would those of you who had the stent procedure please rate any pain felt on the scale of 0 - 10
(with 0 denoting no pain) for the following:
1) Pain felt during placement of the stents,
2) Pain felt after placement of the stents. Please state how long the pain lasted.
I felt no pain during placement of the stents, either on the left or the right side.
I've had quite a bit of pain throughout the recovery, from muscular pain in the neck, shoulder, and back. Also, during the first week of recovery there were one or two intense headaches. I was on percocet during this time and have no idea what the pain intensity would have been had I not been.
I've also experienced some accessory nerve damage on the right side, my right pectoralis major muscle does not activate when my arm is in certain positions, primarily when raised above the shoulder. This makes that arm quite weak in certain positions, I am trying to work through this on my own but may need to consult someone to help me with additional exercises I can use to spur recovery.
So, at it's worst, and while on pain meds:
1) 0 - no pain
2) 7 or 8 - off and on, tapering down during first 3 weeks of recovery
But, take into account I'm male, so have never gone through childbirth, and I'm not from Texas.