Thursday, May 31, 2012
I'm not a radiologist, but just by looking at this picture and seeing what is measured, I would guess...that isn't normal! Unfortunately, it is a pic of my abdomen. In the last 2 weeks, I've seen a general surgeon, radiologist, 2 urologists, 2 different admissions teams and a pre-op clinic. I've had a sonogram, 2 different CT scans, chest X-ray, EKG and several tubes of blood drawn.
Apparently, there is a small funnel that leads from the kidney into the ureter to the bladder. Mine has an obstruction. They call this a UPJO. It is blocked, for some unknown reason, and fluid is backing up causing it to swell. This swelling is causing fluid on my right kidney. They call this hydronephrosis stage 4+. At one of my CT scans they said the kidney still looked healthy. So that brings us up to today.
At 10:30, I will be checking into Wesley Hospital to have surgery. I will be having robotic laproscopic pyloplasty to remove the section of the area that is having problems. I may have to stay at the hospital 1-2 nights, but then I'll be home. If you get a moment, think of me and hope everything will go well.