Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stent removal tomorrow...

During a transplant the doctors at the Victoria General always insert what is called a stent in the ureter between the transplanted kidney and the bladder. Tomorrow I will be having that removed at 1pm. It's apparently a simple procedure, the don't make any new holes or anything to remove it, they use a hole I already have.

What they do is insert a camera and grasper into my bladder via the urethra. Picture below is a picture of director of fine movies Christopher Nolan using the same camera they use to shoot The Dark Knight Rises.

Of course the screen isn't attached, that would just be silly, its left outside so that the doctor can see what is going on inside me. Well they insert the camera along with a grasper (this is pictured below) through my urethra and then simply pull the Stent. I won't be put to sleep for this, but I do get some numbing cream from what I have read, maybe an IV with pain killers

Well that is my day for tomorrow, I can't say that I'm really looking forward to it. Yay me!


PS: Tomorrow marks 4 weeks post transplant, last creatinine level was 123!

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