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11 October 2018 @ 07:00 pm
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.
aelfgyfu_mead: Janetaelfgyfu_mead on October 15th, 2018 01:21 am (UTC)
grab it with a grabby thing
Hee hee!

I'm glad this bit was better and hope you're fully recovered soon!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 15th, 2018 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I hope you're safe where you are! I seem to think you live around the area Hurricane Michael is/was, but perhaps I'm mistaken.
aelfgyfu_mead: Abby and Jennyaelfgyfu_mead on October 15th, 2018 03:14 am (UTC)
We're fine, thank you. We're in the Tampa Bay area, about halfway down the Florida peninsula; Michael hit the Panhandle, which is also on the Gulf Coast, but a couple hundred miles north and west of us. There was a little storm surge in the area that flooded the lowest streets, but we were up higher and didn't even get unusually heavy rain.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 15th, 2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh good! I'm glad you're safe.