The surgery was a success and I am now stone free in my right kidney. I do have a new hole in my back and in my kidney, though. Everything comes at a price.
My 7:30 am surgery didn’t happen until about 10:00 am, due to an emergency surgery that took
Precedence over me, and some concerns with my EKG from last week. But the cardiologist examined and interviewed me and gave me the “all clear” to go ahead, so the stones came out. (Whew!)
All the doctors, nurses and techs have been awesome! Jeffrey was a doting, concerned husband, as always (we’re seasoned veterans at this sort of thing, after all.) I was shocked when my bf, Jim, walked in my room, having driven all the way from CT ( a 2 hour drive) to spend some time with me while Jeffrey got a break to go home, feed the dogs, grab some dinner and pick my Mom up from the airport. He brought me a teddy bear ( shown above) to keep me company, and stayed with me for a few hours, helping me out of bed, walking with me, talking with me and making me feel extra loved before heading back home tonight. What a guy, huh? Good thing I’m getting all this stuff removed from my body…I need room for all the love these two men keep heaping on me.
Jeffrey and Mom stopped by on the way home from the airport for goodnight hugs and kisses before heading home. Now I’m just reading until I’m tired enough to sleep.
Thank you for all the texts, e-mails and comments wishing me well and keeping me in your thoughts. Love you all for your thoughtfulness and concern.
Tomorrow, out comes the catheter, and home I (hopefully) go!