Going Under The Knife

  1. Well, this is it.......I'm getting those pesky ol' kidney stones out tomorrow. I check in at 0700, should be in the OR by 0900, and home by noon (I hope).

    To say that I'm NOT looking forward to this is an understatement, because I've been through this before and I know how crappy I'm going to feel afterward. However, I'm hoping that maybe this time won't be as hard on me, because I'm not anemic like I was the last time, plus I KNOW how it feels to have stents in the ureters, so I won't be in complete shock at the discomfort. (I'm also going to demand Percocet---Vicodin just didn't cut it the last time, and I refuse to be in that much pain when there's something that can be done about it.)

    Wish me luck, OK? I'll 'see' you all in a couple of days.......I'm taking the rest of the week off to recuperate, so I'll have plenty of computer time.

    Love to all.........

  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    Good luck! My thoughts and prayers for a good recovery are with you.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    so marla, first you're having lithotripsy done and then the stents?
    or will they just put in the stents and let the stones pass that way?
    i'll be thinking of you my love.
    and don't forget to get some sennakot if you get the percocets. we don't want constipation now, do we...

    it's always nerve-wracking and you just want the damned thing over with.

    let me know if you feel my prayers at 9:00am......

    big smooches and hugs sweetie.

  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Big hugs sent your way . . I'll be at work tomorrow and I'll be thinking of you.

  6. by   Blackcat99
    My prayers are with you. Hope you have a speedy recovery!!! Good luck
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ((((((((((Marla))))))))))) thoughts with you, my friend. Let us know how you are.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Wishing you a speedy recovery..............
  9. by   dphrn
    Good luck! Let us know how it goes as soon as you can.
  10. by   akcarmean
    Marla wishing you the best -- my prayers are with you. (((((HUGS)))))

  11. by   CHATSDALE
    thoughts and prayers are with you
    i kow how difficult to face something like this...putting yourself in someone elses hands even for a little while is difficult for an adult..more so for a nurse
    take advanage of your down time for some good thoughtful posts
  12. by   Ted
    Marla! Warm thoughts, prayers and one big {{{{{HUG}}}}} your way!


  13. by   dianah
    Thanks for keeping us advised. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Sounds like you have all the bases covered/know what you will need and need to do. I hope all those stones get blasted to smithereens, and the stents don't hurt, and IF you have pain, that your pain meds are wondrously effective, and that you feel better SOON!

    Looking forward to an update.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Just to let youknow we are thinking of you today.....when you go back for update, you may see we were thinking of you on the day of your surgery, marla!!!