October 25th, 2006


Surgery Friday

Prayers would be appreciated as I undergo surgery this Friday morning.  I'll be put to sleep and the doctors will work to retrieve a kidney stone.  Essentially, the procedure involves passing a little laser and basket up through the ureter and into the kidney, where the stone will be shot at with the laser to break it apart, and then pulled out in little pieces by the basket (thank the Lord I'll be sleeping).  A stent will be left inside of me for a week or two.  This stent is somewhat of a tube, running from my kidney through the ureter and out...well...the rest of me....which is designed to help with drainage and urination.   All in all, the procedure is not very serious, but it will be uncomfortable, and prayers for patience, endurance and quick recovery would be wonderful.  I'll post again next week with an update.