Goodbye and good riddance to the kidney stones in the right kidney. The urolgoist was able to start during surgery again this week after having had a broken arm, and I’m not sure who was happier . . me to get rid of these stones or him to be back to doing surgery.
I’m not going to say it scares me but one of the things that makes me apprehensive about moving to small towns is the medical care but I do believe, even though you have more options in cities, we get really good care in small towns. The nurses and staff are always so nice. Every time I leave the hospital, and this was my second minor surgery since living here and Vince has been to the ER once and I’ve been twice (black widow bite and kidney stones), and when we leave, I always think “That was not a good experience!’
Vince kept wanting me to go to Abilene for a urologist and I said . . no . . when you feel bad, you don’t want to have a 2 hour drive unless you just can’t help it and I had heard good things about the urologist here. Yes, there’s just one but where we lived in MO, there wasn’t one! After having the surgery today, Vince and I both really like him and I’m glad I stayed here.
The surgery I had is the ureteroscopy and you can read about it here . . if you are interested but I surely don’t expect that anyone will be interested except that I find it so amazing that they can go through those tiny tubes with a basket! It hurts like heck when I go to the bathroom for about 24 hours. Otherwise, recovery will be a piece of cake . . so long as Vince does all the cleaning and cooking and weeding and canning for . . what? Six months? No . . if I can get dinner out of him tonight, I’ll be doing great.
There’s a stent that I have to keep for about a week. I forgot when my appointment is to get it removed but I made the mistake of telling the doctor that the last time I had this surgery, I removed the stent myself. This time, there’s no string . . I guess that’s one way to be sure I don’t remove the stent myself.
By 11:00 a.m., I was out of recover and back in my little room with Vince. They fed us lunch and sent us on our way. Got home and slept for about three hours . . now I’m going to try to knit.
The surgery wasn’t as bad as I remembered it being when we lived in KY so I’m not dreading having the left kidney done.
Thank you all for the nice emails, the prayers, the offers to come and help me . . I love my blog readers!!