Saturday, March 17, 2012

Surgery and Recovery #2

On Monday March 12th I went to visit my Surgeon who had performed my surgery 10 days prior. I was having pains in my bladder and at times excruciating spasms in my lower pelvic region. Come to find out this pain was an indicator that the Peritoneal Catheter the surgeon placed in my abdomen on March 2nd was too low and was hitting my bladder and causing spasms. I was told the only thing to do was go in and 'fix it'. So two days later, on March 14th I arrived at the hospital for my second surgery in under two weeks. This time the physician also decided to try to create a fistula again, as it was not sucessful the first time.
The good news out of all of this is that the second attempt at creating a fistula has seemed to work. The new PD catheter placement seems to be fine at the moment as well. I am however in a lot of pain and feeling a bit dazed by all these incisions on my body. I now have two cuts on my left arm (one upper, one lower) and three different incisions on the right side of my abdomen. It won't be long before I join thousands of other people in being a dialysis patient.


  1. I wish I could take some of this burden off of you, my friend. Instead, I pray. God's plans for our lives can be so confusing sometimes, but that doesn't mean He isn't still in control. Hugs to you.

  2. I am glad your second surgery was successful, and I'm so sorry you are in so much pain. No fun, I'm sure, but I hope the worst is behind you.

    I'm praying that once you start dialysis you will feel more like your old self. Full of energy and able to accomplish the things you taking care of your "men." "A merry heart does good like a medicine." :) Love you!