Thursday, July 29, 2010


I wanted to update everyone on my kidney situation. After researching the stent procedure the night before my surgery, I had mixed emotions about having it done. I called my doctor's office to let them know I didn't know if I wanted to do this anymore and that I wanted to talk to my doctor first. After talking with her for over 30 minutes, we decided together that I would try to control it with pain medicine.

The stent received more negative than positive feedback on medical websites and that scared me. My doctor did tell me that I would be uncomfortable for a short time and would experience certain symptoms from it. She said we were basically putting plastic tubing in a very sensitive area, my kidney and nine times out of ten, people do have issues with them. The reason we had even discussed doing this was to hopefully give me some relief and it is my only option since I'm pregnant. She said it could provide me with some relief, do nothing, or cause more pain. For now, I have decided to control it with medicine if I have an attack and she told me after I have Brody, I will have a whole other world of options! She is a wonderful doctor and I'm so glad my OB referred me to her.

On a happy note, I am having a girl's weekend in Pigeon Forge with four of my long time best friends. I will be sure to post pictures when I get back!

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