Kidney stone surgery

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I had a large staghorn kidney removed by surgery last week. I still have 6 more but the dr says he can get to those another way through outpatient surgery. I was in the hospital 3 1/2 days. Glad to be home!

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    Congratulations! What type of surgery was done?

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      They went in through my back and put in a tube that was attached to a urine bag on Wednesday. I was awake during that procedure. Numb but awake. On Thursday, the surgeon went trough that tube and crushed the stones and removed as much as he could. I was out for that surgery and for most of that day! I still have a stent at the moment.

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    HI Shannamagee

    make sure you take it easy and dont rush things as it will take its toll. Do you know what caused your stagehorn.

    I found out i had a staghorn callus back in 2014 and stones keep growing back . I was advised to have my kidney removed due to the damage and pain caused over the years.

    I decided not to have the procedure one because I spent so much time in and out of hospital and that I do not want to go on dialysis .

    I have another appointment in the new year to see what the situation is now.

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    I had kidney stones removed by keyhole surgery a year ago.

    I was out for that and had catheter and stent.

    In hospital for a week.

    Catheter in for a few days and stent in for a week.

    I am now absolutely fine and consultant is not expecting me to have any more problems.

    Hope you manage to get rid of the others.

    Praying for you.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah xx

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