About My Stent

I wonder if I should frame it with
my most expensive bracelet.

Last Friday I had surgery to get rid of a stuck kidney stone which left me with a stent in my body.  It ran from my left kidney to my bladder and there was a string attached that came out of a certain part of my body.

No, I won’t show you that picture.

The string is there so when it’s time for the stent to come out they just pull that string and the stent comes right out.

Pain free.

Well, apparently my body didn’t like the foreign object in my body and left me in excruciating pain.  I’ve never felt pain that bad before.  It was just awful.  Superdad ended up calling the doctor’s office on Saturday and the doctor on call called in another med and told Superdad that if that didn’t help that I could go ahead and pull the stent out.

The medicine helped if it was taken on time every single time.

Or I was crying in pain curled up in the fetal position.

Who knew that it would hurt more than the actual kidney stone?

I knew that I needed to leave the stent in as long as possible because it does have a reason for being there.  Taking it out to soon could cause more medical problems landing me back in the hospital.

And there’s no way that I wanted that!

So, on Monday I couldn’t take it anymore and the stent was scheduled to come out on Wednesday (that's today) anyway so I called the doc’s office asking if I could go ahead and pull it out.  I was warned that I would continue to be in pain and to still take my meds on time.  But as least the stent would be out and I could start to recover.

SO, I pulled that baby out!

It didn’t hurt.

But then I was in excruciating pain again.

I cried.

Superdad took care of me.  He hasn’t left my side really, even missing work to care for me.

Here it is Wednesday and I’m stent free and still woke up in a lot of pain.

The meds have kicked in but I’m grumpy.

I’m tired of the pain I am in!  It’s been over a month since all this started and I’m ready to be pain free.

Soooooooo READY!

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