All Done . . . Again?

We hope so.

Jan and I headed up to the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster about 10:15am.

She was supposed to be there by 11 for get checked in for her 1pm Laser Lithotripsy. And it all went very smoothly. I really like that the hospital has free valet parking for patients. Makes it so much easier to park and checked in.

Getting up to the 2nd floor Jan was taken right in to a Pre-Op room. Then a succession of nurses came through, each taking care of their specialty to get Jan prepped for her procedure.

They took Jan into the OR about 1pm and the procedure got started about 1:30pm. One thing nice is that I’m getting text messages from the hospital tracking everything that’s happening.

She was done by 2:30 and Dr. Hackney came out to see me about 10 minutes later to tell me everything went great, and the UV laser blew the stone to dust on the first shot.

They wanted to be sure that all the effects of the anesthesia had worn off so we didn’t leave leave the hospital until about 5pm. The two prescriptions they called in to WalMart weren’t ready yet so we just stopped at Jason’s Deli for soup and sandwiches for dinner and then headed home.

Jan has a checkup scheduled for two weeks from today, to see how it all went. But it looks good so far.

Although Jan had a little pain afterwards, a single pill took care of that, and it never reoccurred.

So far this evening she feels good, though tired and sleepy, the results of the anesthesia. But we’ll have to see how tomorrow goes.

The Headline of the Day:
   Pastor caught with a naked and bound man in a parked car claims it’s not what it looks like.

Thought for the Day:

“People demand Freedom of Speech as compensation for the Freedom of Thought, which they seldom use.”  –   Kierkegaard


7 Responses to All Done . . . Again?

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Today I could use some good news…and here it is!! How encouraging and so glad for you both that this procedure seems to be successful!!  I hope all continues well!!

  2. Barbara Westerfield says:

    Great news. Sure been thinking of Jan and this ordeal. Sounds like this stone is definitely gone. Hugs for you both. Barbara

  3. Reg and Lynn Gray says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery  I have walked your mile  It isn’t fun Keep up the fluids


  4. Patrick says:

    Glad to hear the procedure went well without any glitches. I know you have probably heard this over and ver….make sure she drinks lots of fluids.

  5. Nancy W. Lee says:

    So glad this problem is behind you, hopefully for a long, long time.  Kidney stones are no fun at any time. I never had one personally, but my brother-in-law did, and he was in pure agony the entire time until he passed it. Get plenty of rest and fluids.

  6. Jerry Hayes says:

    Recently, you mentioned that you used a one time credit card number from Chase Bank.I had one through Fielity until they sold their credit card business. I bank with Chase and the person I talked to was not aware of such a program.Can you tell me the name of the program or how to access it on the website?
    Glad to hear Jan’s procedure went well!

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