Successful Surgery

Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you well. I went for surgery Thursday morning and everything went smoothly. All the staff was friendly, professional, and knew what they were doing. They worked efficiently together as a team.

When I was taken to the operating room, the anesthesiologist but the cup over my face and told me to take a few deep breaths. Then he put pain medication in the IV and said my head would feel funny which happened within seconds. Seconds later, I hear a voice saying “Lonnie, Lonnie wake up. Surgery is over. You are in recovery.” It took only 25 minutes for the surgery…

My sister came from Raytown to stay with me in case I needed help. I am grateful for that because neither one of us knew what I might need afterward.

The urologist put a stint in from my bladder, through the left ureter to the kidney in case of the possibility of the ureter collapsing. The nurse told me if I happen to see a “string” coming out to call them. She said it would be the stint trying to come out. She said the doctor may want me to just pull it out. Otherwise, he will remove it on the 16th in his office.

Each time I urinated, the pain was horrific at first as clots and small pieces of stones passed. The pain always subsided and I would be fine until the next time. The urine was always a reddish-orange from the dye they used during surgery. Several times the urine flow wild stop as a good-sized clot passed through the urethra. Then around 8 PM, a HUGE clot passed which was a very weird feeling. After that, no more clots passed and the pain wasn’t so bad during urination.

I got up to use the restroom a few times during the night, but I did sleep well. This morning I feel normal and all is well.

I just thought I would let you know how the surgery went and that I am still alive and kicking.

Until next time, be safe, stay positive, and be thankful!

21 comments on “Successful Surgery

  1. Mz&Cho says:

    Good to know that all is fine. Happy New Year with wellness and happiness!

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  2. debbie lansdown says:

    Good to hear from you & Glad it’s all gone ok
    Hope your body is soon pain free & your head is full of plants … as usual !! 🌱

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  3. Very best wishes for being all better and ready to garden soon!



  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    So glad all worked out for the better. I hope you heal quickly.

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  5. katechiconi says:

    Ouch! Lonnie, you poor thing, it all sounds very unpleasant. I’ve had two kidney stones, but they got rid of them with lithotripsy, where they’re bombarded with ultrasound waves, and you just pee fine gravel afterwards. Your experience doesn’t sound much fun by comparison 😦 I hope you’re fully recovered very soon.

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    • Hello Kate! I am fine now except when I urinate. I am supposed to drink a lot of water but that just makes me go more often. LOL! But, even so, I have to do it to recover and I need more water anyway. I hope your eye is much better now, too. I haven’t kept up-to-date with your progress. Thanks for the comment!

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  6. OMG that must have been so painful! I’m so glad it went well and you’re doing good! Take care!

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  7. Littlesundog says:

    Glad you are recovering! I hope you never have to worry about kidney stones again! I had a bout passing stones a couple of years ago. I thought I was dying. I’ve learned to drink more water and keep myself hydrated.

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  8. vw1212 says:

    oh my word. Glad it worked out for the best. Safe recovery. God bless. vw

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  9. Helen says:

    I’m sorry not to have seen this post sooner – your posts don’t come up on my feed. Anyway, I am glad the operation went well and I hope your recovery will be swift.

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  10. tonytomeo says:

    Gads! I should not have stopped for this one. I am cringing with my legs crossed. Well, it was more than two weeks ago. I might catch up to read how you are doing. I know it won’t be as uncomfortable to read as just after the procedure.


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