mrhodes40 wrote:I can feel a lump on mine esp on bad neck days... I think the scalenes spasm on those days and makes that lumpy feeling at the lower end, that is my theory anyway.
AND of course I feel it on the big stent side.....not the other side
Asked Jeff, and he felt around and said he hasn't really ever felt any lumps. He said he noticed the stents alot more in the beginning, but it was more a sensation. He doesn't notice them anymore...however he was working under the sink last weekend, in a weird neck postion, and had a headache and neck ache after that. He has to be careful-
I think Marie's got it, Lew...look at these pictures of the scalene muscles (scroll down a bit). They're kind of ropey, and cover the veins. I don't think you could feel the actual vein or stent thru these guys. The IJVs are external, but they are covered by your neck muscles. Chances are the scalenes are getting rubbed and irritated still, making the lump.
http://accweb.itr.maryville.edu/myu/Bio ... 01on9.html