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I've just had a ureteral stent procedure and feel bloody miserable

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AgentFelix Sat 17-Nov-12 13:40:54

I'm having my left kidney removed in December due to it being non-functional and having a history of infections. I had a stent procedure on Wednesday to allow the urine to drain out which will make December's surgery easier.

Since the moment I woke up from the surgery I have felt like I need to wee. I go to the toilet, pass a tiny amount, experience agonising bladder spasms, and then feel the urge to wee again. I've had no relief from it at all.

I wish I'd never had the fucking thing thing done.

I haven't had a poo since Tuesday and I've got an ear infection as well sad

noddyholder Tue 20-Nov-12 23:10:12

I have had 2 transplants and my original kidneys and the first transplant are still in and give me trouble from time to time it is excruciating

AgentFelix Tue 20-Nov-12 23:18:23

That sounds very serious Noddy. Do you mean you had 2 kidney transplants or other organs?

noddyholder Tue 20-Nov-12 23:29:33

Sorry kidneys! Had one in 1985 and another in 2000

AgentFelix Wed 21-Nov-12 00:04:24

Hope you don't mind me being interested Noddy.

Do you have 2 kidneys now or did you need a replacement for your 1985 transplant?

I agree about kidney pain being excruciating. I haven't had it that often but when it occurs it feels like they are bleeding internally.

noddyholder Wed 21-Nov-12 08:39:57

I needed a replacement sadly.

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Wed 21-Nov-12 10:06:20

I started on Salazopyrin, but that's a no. Even though it helped and I am now starting to feel all the aches again that were going with that medication. Have to wait to speak to a Rheumy nurse before I know next course of action, but I'm ill as well having the allergic reaction so it's been tough to chase them up.

My kidney pain is back again and bad, and I've been feeling really lethargic and weak this week, only really able to do very little and then sleeping, plus started feeling nauseous the past two days. Concerned my antibiotic isn't working as that means I will have to have an IV antibiotic, and that means hospital or at the very least respite from the kids as I can't look after them when I am on IV, it makes me ill and sleep constantly.

AgentFelix Wed 21-Nov-12 18:48:49

Sorry to hear that Noddy.

The hospital phoned today to confirm my op will be on 5 December, but I have to be admitted the day before. Anyone know why? Are they going to do something grim like give me laxative suppositories?

Poor you Rabbits sad. The IV antibiotics are horrible. If I had to have them again I would rather be in hospital where I can rest properly. I can't imagine trying to cope at home with a cannula and drip.

Fingers crossed that you'll start to feel better soon and won't need the IV.

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Wed 21-Nov-12 21:03:45

They do a mid-line if I am having the IV stuff at home. It's a bit less intrusive than a cannula, lasts a lot longer as the course tends to be a week, and the average cannula needs changed every three days. Does tend to mean a day in hospital to get the mid-line fitted, since only about two or three people in the hospital is trained to do them.

But yes, I think now I would rather be in hospital (or at least on my own at home with no responsibilities, than the alternative. Leaves no time for recovery, and most important thing is rest and recuperation after a bug like these, I've had so much post-viral fatigue that I feel like a great big heavy cloud has been over me the past almost three years now.

It could be as simple as the schedule for operations starts early so it's easier to book you in the night before? You would have to call and ask. I hope it goes well.

AgentFelix Wed 21-Nov-12 22:09:18

Oh, that's good about the midline. I hated having ABs go through my cannula. It had to be moved to the opposite hand every 2 days because my veins were so irritated. Other patients had a line up near their armpit (possibly a midline) and I wished they'd put one in for me just to give my hands a break. I was only on IV ABs for 5days before I was discharged and put on oral ABs. I'd be gutted if I had to go through that regularly. You're in a really crappy situation Rabbits sad

I've been googling and I think I've found the answer to why I'll be admitted the day before surgery. They are going to give me a laxative solution [sigh]. I hate having to poo anywhere but my own bathroom. I'm dreading it.

QOD Wed 21-Nov-12 22:18:31

Ive had the double J stent procedure twice now, first time was done in Cyprus in a hospital with mouldy ceilings, with a parrot in reception sitting above a mound of crap, and I had not one single problem, not a twinge, nothing at all.

Had it done in 2010 in the UK and had what you have sad. Pain, passing clots, cystitis symptoms, anŷthing and everything. Horrible.

Think its just the bad luck of the draw

Mine were to keep kidney flowing/pee flowing etc whilst waiting for removal of kidney stones

(The Cyprus one was a lovely holiday I can tell ya ... The 2nd one, I flew to Vegas for Xmas 3 days post op. BIG mistake. Awful. Mind you, not many people can claim to have passed a blood clot the size of an egg at The Grand Canyon)

AgentFelix Wed 21-Nov-12 23:08:05

Oh Christ that hospital in Cyprus does sound grim. [guffaw] @ the parrot in reception. That's bizarre!

I haven't noticed any clots and the bleeding has stopped now. I found the pink urine quite distressing. Cystitis symptoms are still present but I'm getting used to it.

It will be out in 2 weeks and I'll have post surgery discomfort to whine about instead grin

QOD Thu 22-Nov-12 15:06:07


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