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I was rushed into surgery 6 weeks ago with 5 kidney stones 3 of which were blocking both tubes . I initially had a ureteral stent done on my right kidney but after 4 hours trying they gave up and a day later they performed a nephrostemy ( scuse spelling ) .. long story short i was catheterised for ,5 days before going home .
At home for 24 hours i experienced the most excruciating agony of my life when urinating . It felt as though someone was pulling my internal organs out of my body .
My gp contacted the district nurse who recatheterised me .. his made it easier ( not the best ) however after two weeks noone had contacted me to try remove it or check on me
Anyway i am allergic to morphine so was given codeine ... This was like a chocolate fireguard. No use except to constipate Me
I eventually got, after really not backing down with my surgery ... Diclafenac suppositories .. it started to work after three days and worked perfectly .. after this the pains started coming back and my kidneys have been rattling like an old Bedford truck starting up .
The past three days have been a nightmare and i have one consolation, i am in day surgery in the morning to remove the stents and laser the stones ... Hopefully this nightmare is about to start getting better .....I do react to anaesthetic whereby I can't urinate and need catheterisation but i think that will be a welcome relief after the past 6 weeks 😊
PS: not sharing this to scare anyone because the shared experiences on the site have encouraged me .
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