Yes Virginia, I'm going to get my stent removed. Remember about three weeks ago when I had a procedure to blast out my two remaining kidney stones in my right kidney? Well, they left the stent in my ureter canal just to make sure neither one of those extra large (.6 mm) kidney stones got stuck in my ureter canal. By the way, the ureter canal is the small tube leading from the kidney to your bladder and then to your penis (guys) so you can urinate. The past three weeks have been very uncomfortable (but not unduly painful) for me. I will very glad to get this stent out so I can go back to peeing normally.
|The stent - not pretty and I do feel it but it doesn't hurt - just feels like "something" is in there that shouldn't be|
I think I'm getting my stent removed. I believe my urologist will first take an X-ray to make sure the kidney stones are gone. That was the reason he put the stent in the first place, so I would have to go through that eight day Hell I went though over Labor Day weekend when he advised me to "wait" for my other .6 mm kidney stone to pass. As you all know it didn't pass and I had to have surgery to blast it out.
|Where my stent is (right side from kidney to penis)|
So here I go again tomorrow having my private parts invaded again. I thought I would "share the pain" and post a You Tube video of a fellow male who went through the same procedure of having his stent removed. Oh sure, I've heard all the stories that "not every stent removal is the same." Uh huh, well why don't you try it then? All I can say is that I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD to this but I will get through it. What choice do I have?
|My final "home." Yep, I have already purchased my "lot." Nice "view" of the valley of my old hometown of Downingtown. This is where I will end up some day. All visitors are welcome!|
|One of the "finalist" headstones for Ron but leave out the "father" and substitute "lover"|
This has been some year folks, what with my prostate cancer, biopsy, volume check, seed implants and the resulting side effects which I am still suffering (I will spare you the details but I do have to change underwear more frequently). But then I am consoled that my situation could be a lot worse. I consider myself fortunate that I will only have to undergo some momentary discomfort and pain tomorrow. Then I should be good to go.....for a while anyway until the next piece falls off this old jalopy.
|Where I will be for eternity when I'm done this present Journey - on a hill overlooking Downingtown, Pennsylvania, in the sun just on the edge of the woods - perfect for my final rest|