Monday, January 5, 2009

the stent has exited the building

Mental note - when doctors try to tell you something is going to be mildly uncomfortable this is actually a direct translation in doctor language for pretty damn painful.

I won't bore you with all the medical jargon and details but I had a small procedure done today called a cystoscopy to remove a stent (little thin hollow tube which is placed inside the ureter during the transplant to keep it open allowing the connection from Kasper to my bladder to heal.) Due the fact my body is clearly too much of a nice cosy home for little ol' stent, the said stent decided it didn't really want to leave after all and clung on with all it's might forcing the surgeon to really dig around for it. Not pleasant but was over very quickly luckily and the nurses were lovely and kind as always.

I'm back home now, and apart from feeling a little sore I'm absolutely fine. In the grand scheme of things the cystoscopy was a walk in the park and all part of the treck up the kidney shaped mountain.

1 comment:

Hazelmarie 'Mattie' Elliott said...

I thought I'd stop back by to see how you were doing. Glad to hear you are doing well.(smile) I have to agree with your translation of doctor language. I've been there!

May you continue to feel well, and I hope you live life to the fullest. Many blessings to you...Mattie