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What a Night

Despite all the bravado about pain meds, and altered perceptions, and such last night proved worse than the first post-op night. Plenty good passing urine all day long, but starting in the evening when I'd pass I'd also spasm up my right side back, along the ureter to the kidney. There's a stent, a leetle tiny straw as it were, in that ureter to make sure things don't get backed up. Possibly also the reason for the spasms.

That, and the fact that while I've said what I went through is a 'minimally invasive surgery', because it is (working through a 1 centimeter sheath), which does involve making that itty bitty incision and then dilating it up, and stretching as well as otherwise insulting muscles which don't normally do what they were asked to do...

It's time limited. It will get better. But we went through 2/3rd's the plan for anti-spasmodics, and kept up with the percocet, and such. Still, big spasm when passing urine. I might also of been passing blood clots along with it.

Still looking at today being a go-home day; I'm not looking forward to a night like last while at home. On the other hand, it will be home, a more comfortable location than here. We'll see. There's at least one more round of the antibiotic wanted to be done, and that's not due until 18:00 like yesterday.

Meanwhile, driving the Intarwebz while on Percocet, and looking to get up in a wee bit for wash-up and such. All just general stuff to feel more nearly human, as opposed to wrung out protoplasm.

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madshutterbug
Dec. 20th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Perfectly normal.

And, as no doubt several of your patients say, perfectly easy for you to day; not your cramps and spasms. *G* But ya, I am so NOT the designated driver, I intend to keep pain meds on board. Might mean fewer entries from home. Deal. :)
quietdarkness
Dec. 20th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
No, it's not easy for me to say. My husband has kidney stones and it hurts like HELL and I have been quite the witness to it. However, I have been through childbirth and I think I know whence I speak about severe pain. You DO have my sympathy, but going home and putting a heating pad on it and tanking up on some pills, plus doing some serious fluid drinking and ambulating will eventually make that colic subside.

I think you misunderstood me. I want you to go home and take care of YOU, not belittle your discomfort: )

madshutterbug
Dec. 20th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
No, other way around. Something which seemed incredibly funny in a percocet haze wasn't so much. Know you work urology too; actually, I think I've gained the empathy for all women who've gone through childbirth.

Home now; passed a few clots when first home and much brighter red urine then too. I suspect... everyone. All the usual suspects, but mostly the Drive Home. Then took some more percocet and went to sleep for a bit. We're looking for the hot pad. *G*
marjai
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
mwa ha ha ha
I do so luv professionals in the same field sassing each other...
:D

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