The OF Blog: Warning: Graphic photo of surgical stent

Monday, November 17, 2014

Warning: Graphic photo of surgical stent

If anyone, most especially myself, ever needed motivation to stop drinking sodas and drink copious amounts of water (and reduce salt intake), then this picture of the urethral stent that I removed this morning following my outpatient surgery three days ago should be motivation enough.  I'll put in a jump break for RSS readers who might not want such a warning (sorry for others who might be squeamish, but this is to give readers an idea of just what I suffered on Friday):



4 comments:

srs said...

I hope this has been magnified several times. It looks like you could strangle squirrels. Otherwise, ouch. I might just have to quit soda. I just need to quit caffeine first...

I hope your recovery is considerably less painful than that looks.

Lsrry said...

Sadly, I didn't magnify it. I had to hold my right arm as far back as I could in order to get that in shot. The black string was nearly two feet and the stent itself was another 15-18." It was longer than most squirrels :O

As for the recovery, I felt fine within three hours. No more bloody urine or pain there or in my left kidney.

Now to drink a few more glasses of water...

Bibliotropic said...

Ouch, damn! Glad to know that your recovery's going well, though.

Hmm, suddenly I want to drink about 5 litres of water a day, and nothing else... Okay, that's a lie. There's always room for tea.

Lsrry said...

Yes, but not too much, as tea is a diuretic...but its good qualities outweigh its minor risks. Too bad I can't stomach the thought of drinking tea after an incident when I was 5, when my dad forgot to put sugar in it. Still remember the horrid taste 35 years later xx(

 
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