I finally got the stent out Tuesday. Why didn't you tell me it was almost 12 inches long and had a ring on each end the size of a nickel? When he took it out it only took a few seconds but felt like he was pulling my insides out. He asked us to stay in the area overnight because we live 3 hours away in case there were any problems and he gave me his cell number. It was a good thing we stayed because I started with back pain a couple of hours later. His office was still open & they said that would be normal for a few hours so to just take some pain meds; I did that but continued with the back pain throughout the night. He ordered a ct scan for me and the dr that read the scan told him I had a blockage so he ordered surgery for Thursday to go up & put the stent back in. Well, let me tell you, I was ready to do just about ANYTHING to not have that stent put back in; I was going to pay him off, send him on vacation, ANYTHING!!!!! So, when I gave him the scan on Thursday he didn't see a blockage but wanted to go up & see if the tube was working okay. Boy was I HAPPY!!!! He did the cystoscopy and didn't find any blockage, just a small narrowing in the tube in a different area but it was working great; he kept me overnight because it was so late - 8:00 pm when he got done and he wanted to do a renal scan the next day. Did the renal scan and things are good came home Friday evening, still have back pain but not as bad, I am thinking it's from the stent removal. But am soooooo glad to finally have this over, it's been a long three months and I really need to get well so I can get back to school in a couple more weeks.
So, hopefully no more stones and I will be seeing the dr in a month after some bloodwork and another ct scan.
Thanks for asking and I hope you are feeling well.
spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
There's always hope and things will get better :)