My doctor successfully implanted a stent into my right carotid artery on the 12th. Things went great and doctor said it was soft and nasty, (they are the ones that can cause a stroke the fastest). I am not sure what that means, but the pictures look great now. The most painful part of the procedure is getting the IV in. It took them 6 times and 4 different nurses. Lots of bruises, but all in all I feel great. No heavy lifting for 10 days, and watch my blood pressure. Now I have to carry around with me all of these little cards that tell where my stents are.