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Last night I didn't get to bed until 4 am. I was in a lot of pain! Surgery is just around the corner so I am not too surprised. As many of you know I have stents in my ureters. I went misdiagnosed for about two months. In that time my tumor grew so large it crushed my ureters causing my kidney to rip open and fluid filled my gut. When I got to Dana Farber they put in nephrostomy tubes to relieve my kidney and allow it to heal. At the same time they placed stents in my ureters to prevent scar tissue from permanetly closing my urters.
The stints are terribly painful. In fact I wrote a post about the day they were put in. The stents must be replaced every three months. This is because they collect calcification (kidney stones). At one point I had about 22 kidney stones. The pain always increases around surgery time. So last night I couldn't sleep because the pain was too much. I am happy to say,however, that I am feeling much better this morning. A bit tired but better :)