nephrotomy and later ureter repair?

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txarmywife
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   Posted 8/25/2011 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had a nephrotomy or ureter repair for a structure? Im currently in the hospital and being treated for kidney stones and a blocked ureter. The stone embedded in scar tissue in the ureter and the ureter is so blocked that they couldn't get through it to put a stent or remove the stone during the ureteroscopy. Because of the blockage the urine is backing up in my kidney and causing hydronephrosis as well as a massive infection (my white blood cell count is very very high). So today ill have a nephrotomy and next week will have a laparoscopic surgery to cut out the ureter structure and then reconnect the two good ends. Im nervous and not sure what to expect. Plus I start school next week or at least am suppose to :(

Please note I've had several ureteroscopies and stents, even an eswl...just never a bag to pee in or where they actually cut me open for my kidney issuds

mscrowbar
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   Posted 8/25/2011 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Cannot help but would like to wish you good luck and quick healing.
Denita
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rose3214
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   Posted 10/22/2011 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 22 years old and am 2 weeks post op from a hand assisted laproscopic nephrectomy. I was born with a blockage in my ureter which caused hydronephosis that wasn't discovered until 6 years ago. My doctors tried treatments like medicines and putting in a stent only to discover my kidney had been in this condition so long I had lost significant function and gained lots of harmful bacteria and thought removing it was the best choice. My surgery and recovery so far have been absolutely miserable. I hope this was not the case for you. Would like to hear about some of your post op experience to see if what I'm dealing with is normal or if I have something to be optimistic about.
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