Friday, June 13, 2008

function junction

Hey everyone- Well, I was discharged yesterday afternoon from the hospital. I had my stents placed on Thursday. Yes stent...s, plural. They did do another scan prior to the procedure which showed that there was some function in my kidney. They explained how one test could show no function then another test show some function just delayed, but it is all to confusing to explain or even understand. But that is good news that there is function in my left kidney, just delayed. They think that the stent in my left could have caused some of the delay so they did replace that stent with a new one on that side and then will wait a couple weeks and I will have another scan to look at it again. They also put a new one in on the right side because of the fluid around my kidney (hydronephrosis). They tell you that putting a stent in is not really too painful but when I had my very first stent placed, I ended up back in the hospital a couple days later because of the severity of the pain. I believe it is because there is a foreign body in there and my body is going, what in the h... is this? So I had quite a bit of pain this time probably because I hadn't had a stent before on the right. Are you all confused yet, hehe? Anyway, I couldn't get my pain under control after the surgery and throughout the night on Wednesday/Thursday AM so I stayed so I wouldn't have to end up coming back to the ER and getting readmitted for pain. I am still in some discomfort but it is much better and manageable!
Ella got to come visit me which was nice, she was relieved that there was no tube in my nose! I couldn't believe she remembered that from my previous surgery. I guess it is going to be a low key weekend. Maybe some celebrating father's day,weeee! Happy Father's day to all you great dad's out there! Have a great weekend everyone! I am just glad I don't have to pee in a hat anymore and no one is taking my vitals in the middle of the night,hehe. Shawndra


Adriene said...

Glad to hear everything went well! Have a great, low-key Father's Day weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra.....It's good to hear that things went well. Take care.

Michelle said...

Hi Shawndra,

So glad to hear all went well! You've been in my thoughts and prayers all week, and I was so happy to see a blog entry from you tonight! It's good, too, to hear there is some function in that kidney!!

I hope the pain stays manageable, and that you all have a wonderful Father's Day weekend! You'll be in my prayers, as always.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra,

I have been praying for you as always. I am so happy to hear that there is still some function in the left kidney. It sounds liek they are keeping on top of everything which is good! I pray all of your pain will subside. You are such a trooper.

Have a great weekend.


Kelley said...

Peeing in a hat sounds like party antics, even though I am sure your visit was anything but a party. Hope Doug and your Dad have a great fathers day. Relaxation should be the key for all of us! Hope the pain eases each day and you are feeling better in no time.

Anonymous said...


Just thinking of you! Thoughts and prayers are with you always. Happy Father's Day Doug!

The Mudge Family

Tara said...


I am so glad I finally found your blogsite!! Your inlaws are very good friends with my dad, Terry Barnow. He has been keeping me updated on the family!! Glad to hear the procedures went well. Hope you had a great weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pictures. Ella is absolutely precious. You look great and not like you just got out of the hospital. I love the picture of Doug and Ella.

Love, Marny

Lisa said...

Ah yes...peeing in the infamous 'potty hat' Glad you are feeling better and the surgery went well. Hopefully this will help both kidneys function better. Hope you are out enjoying this awesome weather we are having!