Checking In: 2024-03-23

Checking in for 2024-03-23:

  • Today I had a repeat of February's procedure. The preliminary results are promising. It appears that the stent that was in there shifted so that it was immediately blocked (which would explain some of the pain that I had in there.) When they added an additional stunt they got bile and pus out through the duct. I'm extremely glad that I got the stent augmented as I feel way better. I'm feeling less fatigued and more focused already.
  • My kidneys have taken a beating. They have been using albumin (yes, the kind you find in eggs) to mop up some of the fluid that has built up in my legs. I think it has been working because my legs don't feel like they are on fire anymore when I move them around on the hospital bed.
  • I have a feeling I'll be here a while for observation but that's a good thing. I'm feeling sharp and aware . I'm hoping this brings about more clarity . I'm also hoping that we avoided any other complications that could have arisen from this. Adding kidney failure to my journey is not something I relish, but hopefully my kidneys are resilient enough and my treatment focused enough to mop up a lot of this mess.

More as I know it.