Lets get one thing straight, I hate kidney stones and they hate me.
Today was the second surgery. The first was in Long Island when they put the stent in. This morning was the Ureteroscopic Stone Removal where the took the big stones out and crushed the rest. Everything went ok. Pissing a lot of blood clots which I guess is normal but painful. Stent is still in there which is annoying as heck as it always has been for the past month. Throat killing me because of the breathing tube, mouth dry which sucks but livable. Kidneys still hurt and it REALLY hurts to pee.
But this is one step closer. The last surgery...I hope.... will be on Monday morning to remove the stent.
The stent is annoying. You feel it a lot. Cant do much physically without it rubbing the kidneys and bladder making you need to go to the bathroom every two miles. I commuted to work on Monday and my commute is 11 miles one way. That morning I had to stop and pee on the side of the road twice. I can go 50 plus miles without the need to pee. The stent..... grrrrr.... Cant wait until it is gone.
To recap: I hate kidney stones. Dont ever get them!
I miss my bike and riding. I know it will be all good soon but I really do miss riding. I have been trying to get out a few times a week if I can stomach it because it really does clear my mind. Like yesterdays commute, it felt great (well except the pain from the stent and stones).