In Pain


Before you read this post, if you havent yet voted for my blog please do! It would be so great to have a cancer blog win and I need a lot more votes to be a contender!

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 :)







27 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

aw, so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain! when is your surgery? did you find out if you will be the speaker at graduation?

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my God Meaghan! I guess I just figured all of your cancer issues were over. I had no idea you were still going through all this.

I remember when I had ONE kidney stone, it was the worst pain I have ever had in my life! 22? I can't even imagine!

Hang in there!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Hang in there! Our prayers are with you!

KDLOST said...

hope you feel better! hate that you have to be hurting. :(

~alison said...

Wow, ever three months you have to have surgery...you never truly understand the all the complications that come with cancer.

I voted for your blog!

Also I posted about it on my blog but...my stepmother was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh gosh Meaghan - I'm so sorry for the pain. But happy to hear today is better. Hugs and prayers.

Em

jahowie said...

I'm sorry that you continue to go through so much. You are so very brave. Stay strong. I'm glad that you are feeling better today.

Gaspegirl said...

Sorry to hear of the pain, stay strong and try to get some rest.

(((hugs))) and (((prayers)))

Megan said...

I hope you feel better!

Joni said...

Hey hon, I'm sorry to hear you were in so much pain, good to hear you are feeling better today though. Hang in there girl.

{Ashley B} said...

sorry to hear that. I am glad you're feeling better now and hope your surgery leaves you feeling good for good! :) You are definitely a strong woman and very inspiring to me!

Diane said...

So sorry you had to deal with all that pain last night but I am relieved you're feeling better today!

ElleBee said...

I voted for you, good luck with that! I'll be praying for you with the upcoming surgery. Also, I have something for you. Is there an addy on the GTB website that I can send something to you? :)

Chitown Meg said...

I really hope you feel better.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Feel better! Can you only vote once?

Rach

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm sorry you are in pain...I'll pray that the pain lifts.

Sandi said...

ugh I am sorry you are in so much pain. :(

sandra/tx said...

(((Meaghan))) I'm so sorry you're in pain. I hope that's alleviated as soon as possible.

its just me said...

Sorry to hear about your discomfort; however, it's a blessing that you can still communicate through your pain. Your in my prayers.

mrsbear said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better this morning, but sorry you were in such pain to begin with.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I voted! I'm glad you're feeling better.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

There's something on my blog for you. ♥

sassy stephanie said...

Hang in there! You are a fighter!

Khadra said...

sorry you were in pain :(

Michelle said...

Meaghan I'm so sorry, are you ok? Has it gotten any better? big hug!

Michelle Sybert said...

I am so sorry to hear about your stints being painful :( I went over and checked out your get the bean site and became a follower! I love coffee and would love to help in any way I can! I am always willing to share my story!

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