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What a wild ride. It was 4 stents but 3 on the left and 1 on the right. The left was narrow and closed off, the right was closed off but was larger which is normal per Dr. Dake, so my left has 3 as stated, but the 1 on the right when put up high opened up the lower stenosis just from the increased flow, so he left well enough alone. I've had 1 perc since 4:30 a.m. , the lefts are sore, but I can swallow normal unlike early this a.m., head turning doesn't hurt anywhere close to last night. About 400 mg advils every 6 hours or so. Feel GREAT. Not hyper just great. Will post more tomorrow, just got home safely (Heck no I wasn't driving!), and made the 400 miles just fine.
Yes yes I'm sure it will all catch up tomorrow but we'll see. lol. I'll get some pics posted of the tangled mess that was my left jug. Worse than an L.A. freeway interchange.
Thanks thanks thanks to everyone.
More details tomorrow.
I fairly bounced out of bed this morning, usually have my morning coffee and shake the cobwebs out routine but didn't do that til later cause I wasn't tired/sleepy/felt like I didn't sleep at all usual morning.
My left side still hurts but more like a crick in the neck kind of hurt not anything that the advils and about 1/2 a perc can't handle. FYI I specifically asked the good Dr. about Motrin/Ibuprofen vs. blood thinning etc. before I left and he said, "Where did you hear that from?" lol. So I'm taking them because they do quite a bit to cut down on inflammation and we'll see what my first INR shows on Tuesday. I think he's more after the anti-inflammatory part at the stent site than anything.
Also another immediate relief type benefit besides the whole midday fatigue/heat stuff/brain fog which appears to have lessened to the point of what I would call "not even there", is the complete vanishing of this symphony that was playing in my right ear for the past couple of years. During the noise of the day this was most times barely noticeable unless I put my hand up over my ear, or it was really quiet. At night it was positively maddening, and seemed to get worse if my BP was up or I was stressed or whatever. It is gone, completely, I mean 100% gone. This seemed to coincide with the weird Meniere's type symptoms I had, dizziness, balance etc. I don't care what it was or what was causing it, I just know it's gone.
Anyways I had a looksee at the MRI last night and can't wait to post some pics from it. Fascinating. Very busy playing catch up, how does life run you over after just 4 days?
More later I promise but for now I feel GREAT.
p.s. also, I noticed on the way home that my ears regulated the pressure changes going up and down the mountains in the car all on their own, usually I would feel them plug up and have to swallow or something to get the pressure back to normal, but they popped on cue. That was weird to experience because it was so normal.
Glad that you are off to such a good start. I thought you would be having more pain with the four stents.
Lucky you -- I would love to get rid of the tinnitus...maybe in time.is the complete vanishing of this symphony that was playing in my right ear for the past couple of years
Enjoyed speaking with you while at Stanford..sorry we were unable to meet up.
Keep us updated.
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