I wanted to let you all know that my coiling and stenting was done on Monday as scheduled and I am recovering well. I spent one night in the NICU in a very lovely private room with wonderful care. This was quite an unexpected treat for me. I’ve never had such a wonderful hospital stay!
Two Neuroform Atlas stents were placed and 4 coils. They seemed very happy with the result and the pictures looked good. I was discharged yesterday but I am SUPER tired and feel a little off. Sensitive to noise, sun, etc., but managing. My throat hurts from the anesthesia. Groin pain is not bad but they did have a little trouble getting the seeping to stop post-surgery and this delayed getting up. I am bruising like crazy from the Plavix and Aspirin and they apparently did some IV practice on my left arm once I was under because I have at least four puncture marks and it is bruised and painful. Doctor gave the typical warnings plus a new one - hair might fall out from the radiation. He said it happened to one of his patients before and he hadn’t warned her so he wanted to make sure I knew this was a possible side effect before it happened. Anyway, all went well and I follow back in three months for an MRA.
Cannot recommend Dr. Benjamin Brown highly enough. He’s a very patient doctor who took great care of me and my family. He’s moving to Louisiana if anyone is in that area.
Hope this helps anyone considering treatment. You all have definitely helped me.
Happy 4th! - Jennifer