The Writer They Call Tay (awanderingbard) wrote,
The Writer They Call Tay
awanderingbard

Well, that was easy!

My stent is out! I read a lot to prepare myself for what they were going to do and there were lots of horror stories about how it was worse than the stone or the surgery and they wished they were sedated and blah blah, and I figured it wouldn’t be as bad as that, because people don’t go on the internet to post about how easy and nice it was, but wow, that was nothing. Granted, I am a woman and I imagine it’s more traumatizing for a guy, but it took about a minute from start to finish. They just stick a camera up through your urethra (burned for about two seconds) and go into the bladder to find the stent, then grab it with a grabby thing and pull it out (less than five seconds, slight weird feeling for maybe one second, then it was in his hand). I am a bit sore and having a few bladder spasms on and off, but nothing worse than what I’ve been dealing with.

My urine was a little cloudy on the screen (even I noticed that before he pointed it out), so he’s given me a few days of antibiotics to be safe, but otherwise all is well. He also gave me a few rescue meds to get through further stone attacks if and when they come.

According to the web, the spasms and pain should settle down over the next couple of days. I’m glad that it’s s over, though.
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