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Old 09-06-2020, 11:59am   #1
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About two years ago I had six inches of small bowel cut out. (Possibly yanked out). Due to some butchery, I have had three corrective surgeries since. For the last six months Iíve had bad abdominal pain which I thought was just my illness going nuts. Mostly abdominal pressure.

Turns out my bladder isnít emptying. Now my kidneys are in stage 1 failure. Waiting for surgery scheduler trying to avoid ER. Believe it or not, itís an outpatient thing but comes with four days of brutal recovery with Foley catheter.

Iíll go to the ER if I have to, but that is what precipated the living hell I went through last time. I donít want a general surgeon anywhere near me.

Iím stable for now. My kidneys are hurting. I donít know when they will schedule so my life is on hold. I had to postpone my chemo on Wednesday. Iím also anemic so I was going to get iron infusion too. Now I donít know when.

Wife is terrified but not as much as me.

Just whining. at the same time, Iím ready to do anything to lose this pain. After six months of 24/7 it is wearing me down.

Pisses me off (pun not intended) that none of my doctors caught this sooner. They get too focused on the primary disease state. This is how a lot of people with chronic illness die.

I bet I wonít though.
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