November 2011 archive

Kidney Removed, How It Went Down

Eating Broth

Last Thursday, November 10th, 2011, Danny & I arrived at the surgery waiting room at about 4:45 a.m. We couldn’t get in there yet because it wasn’t open, but at 5:00 a.m. the doors opened and we sat down. I signed in, gave the waiting room lady my surgery pass and waited. After awhile I …

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Having A Nephrectomy – What? Why?

CAT Scan

So, the day that Steve Jobs died I found out that I’d be probably having my right kidney removed. The funny thing was, I never even thought I had any kidney issues. Turns out I have a congenital thing called an UPJ obstruction: Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a blockage in the area that connects …

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