I'm just going to put this out there for you, because over and over, I am encountering women with stints, who are not given basic information about what to expect.
Stints are amazing, I've held them in my hand and seen how they are put into the body. It's all amazing. And most importantly they work.
But, many of us are not really in a position to retain information at our release and many of us have trouble reading and understanding for a while. So it's possible this info is in your paperwork somewhere, but even more possibly it's not, so I will tell you what they forgot to tell you.
Stints are going to ache and even burn at times for a while. It's usually up to about six months and then many never feel anything from them again.
Logically, these stints are a foreign object taking up space in the body and the body is reacting. In time, everything in the area adjust to this object and the odd feelings go away.
I have talked to many cardiologist and they tell me the rule is, "if the feeling comes and goes, don't give it much thought, if it comes and stays, it's something to pay attention to. But pay attention and ask yourself if you are having any other symptoms as well, not just this bit of aching and burning?"
BUT IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN CRISIS DON'T HESITATE TO GET HELP!
Two more quick things that can make you ache;
Weather - cold weather, a change in the barometric pressure, wind can be a biggy. You may ache from these conditions, but it can also make you feel heavy, tired and symptomatic. If this happens rest, because barometric pressure does affect our bodies.
Airplane travel- pressurization of an airplane cabin can make you ache, or in my case feel breathless for a minute. And naturally drastic altitude changes all factor in.
So never wait to get help if you need it. But, maybe this can help you understand some of what you may be experiencing.
Love to the Sisters,