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12 July 2008 @ 02:50 pm
Done, More Or Less  
Bad (good?) news: no lithotripsy for me.

So, turns out, in the two weeks it took to get my appointment scheduled, the stone had actually managed to move a bit. Which meant it wasn't in a very good position to be blasted with sound waves. They stuck something up there (um, yay) and tried to push it back into the kidney, but no joy.

Good (bad?) news: instead, they shot it with a laser.

Of course, that means they stuck something else up my pee pee stick to do the actual zapping and blasting. I got pictures, at least, but boy, something really feels pretty violated, let me tell you. The sand that's left isn't really giving me much pain in the side anymore, though, just kind of continuing to scrape things up, I guess.

Other bad news: there's also a stent up there, so they'll have to violate me once more to take it out in a couple weeks when I do the followup urologist visit. Joy.

Throat's a bit scraped up feeling from the tube, too, and apparently I got sick all over myself in the hospital, but other than waking up feeling really, really uncomfortable (especially, you know, with the, er, stinging), I don't remember any of that. I guess I'm recovering okay.

I have ridiculous amounts of drugs.
 
 
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hamanosilencehamanosilence on July 12th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Uh oh SDI in your .. you kno where ... didn't think they use lasers even for that ... physics can be interesting ...
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Jimmy Hollaman and GUSjimmy_hollaman on July 13th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
they say the soar throat is from the air tubes, but we really know what they had down your throat.... hee hee hee


no glad to hear you are doing ok, hope the pain goes away soon....
Allison Steinastein142 on July 13th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
I do hope that with your bountious pharmaceuticals, you're feeling much better now.
asakiyumeasakiyume on July 13th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Okay, yeah, this is the entry I should have seen first.

Well, glad it's destroyed, more or less, anyway.