Off to hospital for a few procedures

Thanks for that Azz - I’ll give that some thought. It’s all worth a try. With treatment and care, men can live for years after a prostate cancer diagnosis.

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Back to the hospital tomorrow for an unscheduled visit. It looks like the Nephrostomy tube is coming out of the kidney. More of it is visible than there was and the water in the bag and bladder is a dark rosé colour. The first time I’ve felt a bit scared and distressed with it all. Afraid to move. We’ve taped it up for now.

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Even a little blood can look very alarming because of the iron.The doctors will know right what to do. Take care and find something to distract your mind. Sending good thoughts your way.

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Think I need an hour or two to regain a stoic attitude.

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Sorry to hear that Mart, try and secure it the best you can and try not to move too much. Lets hope it hasn’t come out and you are just taking up the slack. Any swelling or discomfort don’t be a hero and go to A&E Good wishes are winging their way Mart…

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A visit has been arranged for tomorrow with a doctor from the Urology department. If the tube needs pushing back into place, a scanner is needed so they can see where it is going.

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Hello Mart

Reading your posts saddens me–I just hope all is well…that tubes stay put. Sending you and Mrs Mart best wishes for a speedy recovery…

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The doctor has looked at the tube. It has moved and is pulling on the stitches but since the bag is still filling, it means it is OK enough to take care and just leave it with extra taping to stop it pulling further. The bleeding has stopped.

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That’s good news mart and a reassurance for you too.

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Got a phone call from Radiology today. It has been decided the Nephrostomy tube and bag will be removed on Friday morning (30 minute appointment). Good news because I’ll be self-contained again. On the other hand, worrying how the bladder will cope with what presently goes into the bag.

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I know nothing about these things, Mart, but I’m fairly sure your bladder will be happy to do its job again! Our bodies are pretty resilient and like to function well :+1:

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I hope so. The trouble is the bladder isn’t in very good condition with prostate cancer. Not sure about the state of the bladder tumour. The walls of the bladder are thickened too. Anyway, I’ll be seeing a urology doctor on the 8th of July. See what the future holds then.

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Good luck Mart… :crossed_fingers:

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Hope it goes smoothly for you Mart - you and OGF are both troopers and an inspiration to us all :hugs:

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Good luck for tomorrow Mart, hope it all goes well for you.

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Thanks :slight_smile: No worries though, it’s in the bag. :slightly_smiling_face:

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The tube and bag are gone. No stitches involved where the hole is. I was assured that the holes in the kidney and skin would start to close up in as little as a few hours. This has been the case.

There is some emission of blood and water at first, soaked up with a padded dressing. Told not to worry about a little water coming from the hole in the kidney. The dressing was quite wet by the evening, so Mrs mart changed it. The overnight one remained dry. Just a small dressing used this morning to protect the closed hole from clothes rubbing.

Another step in the stages of mart’s malady. :slight_smile:

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That’s great news Mart, the world is your oyster now… :+1:

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I hope to be riding the bike again soon. :slight_smile:

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Glad to hear that things seem to be moving in the right direction. I hope you feel better soon.

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