Yeah this isn't pretty. At all.
Amazingly things they don't tell you and don't share with you when you come down this road.
Yeah folks should tell you this. Then again as I hear every time everyone is different. Everyone has. Different experience. But sleepy bladder is super
common. Not unusual and not pit of the norm. So. I got a sleepy bladder. I also had an abused bladder that had stents put in between bladder and kidney to avoid injury. Ok. I'm good with this. I don't want that injury.
So for a full day I had blood in my urine. Not just pink but RED. Yeah. Fun stuff. Yeah. It did clear up. As soon as it cleared it was pulled. I was told that I needed to pee by 11pm ( they pulled it at 6pm). Yeah. I didn't. They put off reinstalling the foley for longer than they would have before the nurse really felt the little I was trickling out would pick up. It didn't. So last night I had to have the foley put back in to let my bladder rest and let the swelling go down.
So funny story is that the tech came in to put it in and well, she couldn't. She couldn't find the hole. She called in the charge nurse who is a urology specialist nurse. I got ticketed by the comment of "we need the flashlight for this one" 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
I got sooo tickled about that comment. We were all laughing. I was snorting I was giggling so hard. Sadly funny at that moment. The placement went fine and there was a discussion of a poor little old lady at 102 that had to have one and she was fighting and kicking. Yikes!! I did promise not to kick.
So. Foley installed. Slept on and off all night as they wake you up over and over during the night. By 8am I made a decision to call and find out about my oncologist appointment on the 23rd trying to cancel it, move it, find out why I have it. What the scoop was. I was pawned off and basically left to find out on my own what was going on with that appointment and blood work. I got frustrated and started to cry as Landmann came in on rounds. So I just quit. I was done. He said home with drain, home with catheter and. Given is hime with ostomy. (A given in that respect). I was still hooked to the IV antibiotics (last set). I was done. I just wanted a shower and some new clothing. My tech from a few nights Shan came in and hugged me because I was crying and I just said I need a shower. Just to de stress and shower and let it out. So I did. Washed my hair and soaked a bit.
So I promised warning about pictures. Stop scrolling!!! One more sentence then pictures!!
So. That done it was hurry up and wait to get out. I put on some Jammie's and hung out.
So I promised warning about pictures. Stop scrolling!!!
So my bag life. Not showing the ostomy bag here but the new leg pee bag and the drain.
Putting a happy face BACK on. Fake it till you make it, right?
So here is what it looks like.
The blue "bar" is actually a bit of surgical tube to keep it up and raised. This thing is freaky. It rolls with the peristalsis the whole time. It's moving. And shoving stuff through regardless of what you're doing. So we had to remove the bar and the measure. I'm a 1 1/2" so this is dirty, but I wanted a picture with the bar. Anyway. It was more hectic this change because we didn't know my size. Now that is established and it should be easier/quicker next time pull off and dry then put new on.
We shall see.
In the meantime we had been told all day long today was discharge day. And they were right. We were packed and ready to go most of the day!!!
But between home health care and finding one for home we didn't get out until 5pm ish.
In the meantime the eclipse came and we had just enough clearing big the storms for us to see it!! Very cool!!
Glasses and sun and cell phone didn't work so hot. Oh well. I tried!!
Butch got one that you could see it focus for a second and see the crescent shape.