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#1 miocean

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:17 AM

I have to have surgery tomorrow. No it is not for a kidney. My dialysis catherter broke last night and it has already been repaired once so it is time to replace it. It is same day surgery and I have had it done before so know what to expect. I just hate hospitals. I was hoping this catheter would make it through to the transplant but it is a couple of years old and they are only supposed to last six months or so so I really can't complain. I will be under sedation so it will take a couple of hours and then my husband will have to take me to dialysis as I won't be able to drive.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:21 AM

Thanks for letting us know Darlin'. Hope it all goes very smoothly.
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#3 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:48 AM

Hi Miocean,

Enjoy the 'nap' and being chauffeured! Good luck with the replacement catheter surgery, I hope your transplant comes through soon.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:41 AM

I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:06 AM

Hi Miocean

Just sending good luck wishes your way....hopefully, the new catheter insert will be over before you know it and then you can do one of your favourite things....and leave that hospital! :D
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:26 PM

Hi miocean,

Sending best wishes and happy thoughts to you. Hope you have super-nice nurses, plenty of heated blankets, and are sprung tomorrow before you know it!

Big hug,

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

Just want to say I hope all goes well for the operation and that you recover from it quickly. Hope you get that new kidney soon.

Take Care

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:59 AM

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. The surgery went well although I did wake up before it was over so I felt the last few stitches going in. Everyone was really nice and the warm blankets felt great! I had forgotten how sensitive a new catheter is and am really sore and tender right now. I don't remember my neck being as sore. The bandages go up higher then before and it makes it difficult to turn my head. But all of this will get better with time.

Dialysis last night made it a long day. I had to be at the hospital at 6:15 a.m. and didn't get out of dialysis until 7:30 p,m, I went to bed right away and had no trouble sleeping. I can't wait to get used to this catheter, my last one was in so long I was used to it.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 05:58 AM

Hi Miocean ,

I am glad to hear everything went well with the catheter. That would be a very long day for anyone (6:15-7:30)and I happy you got a good night's rest.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:57 AM

Glad to hear everything went well. Hope the pain and soreness goes away soon!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:20 AM

Miocean

Glad to hear it went well...hope all that soreness goes away quickly too.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:16 AM

Glad to hear it went well for you, it certainly was a long day for you so make sure you rest plenty.

Take Care

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