5-30-12/More Pain

I have been neglecting the blog of late. Not much new to report so I haven’t felt obligated. Also, I have been dealing with a lot of both kidney, and non-kidney, related items. However, I should probably be writing more regularly.

Last week I was at Yale and they took some blood and did an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed the stent and drain are doing what they are supposed to do and the kidney is not retaining urine. My creatnine was down to 1.9.

 

On a sorer note, literally, the drain is causing me intense pain at times. It feels like someone is pooring acid on my side and in my ribcage. Sometimes it’s triggered by movement, other times it just hurts. The whole area is sore now as well.

 

Over the past few days the pain has gotten a little better, but the drain site leaks when I urinate. Of course, virtually every time I pee now, I get intense pain in my side at the drain site.

 

I spoke to Yale twice about it since my last appointment. At that appointment they said all looked good and they weren’t too concerned. The pain got worse over the weekend and the leakage began as well. So I called Yale.

 

The summary of the talks with them is that they are not concerned, this is not unheard of (although most people, thankfully, do not have nearly as much pain, if any), and if I can’t handle the pain, they can give me painkillers.

 

I basically said it’s not a pain issue – I would rather be on the ball and in pain 1/30 minutes, then drugged constantly. It just seemed like it could be indicative of a bigger problem. If it’s not, and we will verify that Thursday in clinic, then it’s just “tough” for a while.

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