Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Under the Knife


Well the stone is still in place. Because it's not in my kidney, they can't do the procedure where they use sonar to blast the stone into smaller pieces. They are going to have to do surgery. (warning - gory details below).
They will insert a tube in through my urethra and break the stone up and pull the pieces out. Then they will insert a stent to keep the urethra open - to avoid it swelling shut.
The pre-op appt is Wednesday. Surgery is Thursday, under general anesthesia, on an out patient basis. I'll have the stint in a few days.
My mom is scheduled for a visit Wednesday. So she is going to meet me at the doctors for my preop. That ought to be fun (sarcasm). Thursday my husband will escort me through surgery.
So, paid the COBRA insurance, paid the deductible, lost 1 week of wages, lose 2 more days this week. What fun it is to be me!

7 comments:

Ethereal Highway said...

{{{{{{Enola}}}}}}

16 blessings'mom said...

My sister Cheryl has gone through the very same thing, last fall. She said the same thing you said in a previous post, that she had pain off and on for a while, and never knew what it was....She is much better now...I will be praying for you....never a dull moment, is there?

Colleen said...

I will be praying for you. I had the same surgery twice. (2 different stones). When you feel better, visit my blog. I have a surprise there for you. God bless.

prochaskas said...

Oh Lord, be with Enola -- especially on Wednesday having to endure a doctor's appointment with her mother.

Marj aka Thriver said...

Oh I'm so sorry the sonar thing couldn't work out. I hope the surgery went well, but I'm sorry you ended up having to go under the knife. At least the end is in sight for the pain, huh? I've heard it's a pain much worse than child birth.

Prayers and healing vibes going up! ((((((((Enola))))))))

Tamara (TC) said...

((((Enola)))),

All of that sounds like NO FUN! I am sorry that the sonar procedure wouldn't work. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I will send healing energy that all goes easily with a quick recovery.

Hugs,
Tamara

Rising Rainbow said...

Good luck with this. I'll be thinking of you.