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Mr Stone

Is history. Gone. Good-bye. In fact, procedure went well, in some ways better than expected. Mr Stone broke into four pieces when directly touched with the right tool. Two pieces fairly large, and the other two small. Small pieces fished out directly, or ground down and captured directly. Some concern about a pneumothorax initially (this would be air in a part of the chest it doesn't belong), but this proved not to be the case.

Morphine did not touch the pain post-op, and dilaudid and I got along much too well; I forgot to breathe. Silly me, neh? So fairly late before I left the PACU (recovery room). Been controlling things fine with Percocet since then.

Oh, and ichthyus if you get this in time the answer is Yes.

Reason I say that, procedure went well enough that no external drains other than Mr Foley Catheter needed, and Mr Foley came out this morning. If I can (WARNING WARNING WILL ROBINSON GRAPHIC LANGUAGE) pee fine without it, there is a chance I can go home today.

Then again there is a chance I won't want to; breakfast this morning did not agree with me; came in, went out. This could be last vestiges of anesthetic or something to watch. Original plan had two nights in hospital, so if I stay another night, no worries. Just right now I'm fine drinking a lot of water, but not particularly interested in eating. Lunch is ... a later proposition.

At any rate, with that being a goal (going home today) I've just posed for radiographic portraits of my chest (that pesky possible pneumothorax) and kidney (to make sure all remnants of Mr Stone are indeed Off the Premises). And very happy to have a designated driver for the wheelchair. Everything's... moooving...

ETA: (and still behind the cut for graphic) PEEEE glorious Pee! It's red, but then again did rather insult Mr Kidney yesterday... red is expected.

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fatfred
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
I hope all continues to go well.
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
Well, there's always more pain meds... *G*
wedschilde
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, anesthetia makes me SO sick afterwards. like god, why even bother eating. just throw it in the toilet and save the stress on the body.
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
yah, we'll see. right now... icon works. *G*
rosewildeirish
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
LOL. Glad to hear things are relatively okay. Keep up the good work. ;)
janetmiles
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Glad the surgery went well overall, and I hope your recovery is swift and smooth.
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Probably not half so much as me *G* !

It's red, but it's from me without Mr Foley!
ihgreenman
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that things went well. I hope that things continue to improve, this morning being the exception.

I have to agree (from direct personal experience) that anesthetic can be truly nasty stuff.

Take care.
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yo! What you said. *G*
tx_cronopio
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! Best wishes for a continued and speedy recovery, facilitated by lovely drugs :)
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Not to mention that delightful video game, Incentive Spirometry!
miz_hatbox
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Glad it all went well. Thinking of you.
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you, too. Yos, yos, of you too.

I so am NOT the designated driver here...
singingnettle
Dec. 19th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, dear.
kasheesty
Dec. 19th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for a speedy, without-further-event, recovery!!
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yo! See icon? I had some, can share now. *G*
kasheesty
Dec. 19th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
breathing = GOOOD : )
jehannamama
Dec. 19th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
So glad that you and Mr. Stone have parted ways. So glad you are feeling a bit better, at present. May your tummy start agreeing with you, again, soon.
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madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sheesh, put some of that down, gonna hurt yourself! *G*
quietdarkness
Dec. 19th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Big deal! Red urine! And as long as you don't have a nice collapsed lung requiring a chest tube, life is good!

Buhbye, Mr Stone! Hello Mr. Dilaudid.

I'm glad the ordeal is over.

Edited at 2007-12-19 08:53 pm (UTC)
madshutterbug
Dec. 19th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
No, no!

No more Mr. Dilaudid. OK, never mind, haven't quit my day job for my singing career. Mr. Dilaudid causes me to forget to breathe. As singingnettle says down there.... forgetting to breathe, bad.

Percocet, gooooooood!

No pneumo, oh yes, life is good.
singingnettle
Dec. 19th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Forgetting to breathe Bad.

Percocet Good.

Glad Mr. Stone went bye-bye. Recover quickly!
ichthyus
Dec. 20th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
are you still there? I'm afraid I didn't get the message until right now. if you let me know your hospital room, I can swing by some time.

Yay for pee!
madshutterbug
Dec. 20th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
75. Just ask for me at the Nurses Station.

Possibly being discharged today. Possibly not. Last night was unpleasant.
ichthyus
Dec. 20th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
can I bring you something? Candy? Inedible food from the cafeteria?
madshutterbug
Dec. 20th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Only if you come very soon, and I'm no longer on 75; in the Discharge Unit, right by cafeteria.
ichthyus
Dec. 20th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
I went looking for you & you weren't in 75. Where is this discharge unit? I'm coming to look!
zompus
Dec. 20th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
I also get nauseous after getting general anesthetic. What didn't help last time was the fact that the staff kept bringing me food that smelled the same as what I had just vomited up, so I just kept feeling sick every time I breathed in.

Telling them "no more food" only worked until the next shift came on and decided that I needed food because I hadn't been fed.
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