Yes, very painfull! I couldn't move an inch without being in severe pain ! And that lasted well beyond the 2 wks in I.C.U !!! Mostly my muscle and joints from my waist down! It was unbearable!!! They said it was from the blood finally dispersing, then basically being absorbed by your body! It's defiantly a horrible experience from beginning to end but just know he s still here and there's a reason for that, whatever it may be! Thank you for your advice! I hope everything turns out well! I'm here if you want to reach out again!!!