These last months "as some may recall) I've been having a few problems with kidney stones, last oct I was lucky enough to rid myself of a 4mm stone the natural way.Since then my kidney stone quarry has produced a new 8mm stone that for the love of god will not pass naturally ( by the way anyone who gets or has had a kidney stone you have my upmost sympathy as you now know what pain is) .my consultant at the hospital arranged for the operation to be listed .
Last week I had my preoperative exam but was also sent to the anesthetic clinic to see the anesthesiologist, I know theres a problem with copd and general anesthesia but assumed an epidural was survice, lol I have been given yet again another potential life or death choice, my local anesthesiologist wont touch me because of my lungs but perhaps the regional hospital will under certain circumstances , she will discuss my case with her peers, it could be done perhaps with an icu bed on stand in case they have problems venting me or reinflating my lungs if they collapse , then we have a higher risk of infection or even though I'm not on oxygen now I might need it afterwards , you get my drift ? She wasnt selling this to me very well but it just kept coming and coming until it became almost a blur of negativity and then theres the old "there is a possibility of post operative death " which is higher than normal".
Living with a kidney stone has in itself problems,repeated infections, pain to name but two ,there are more personal ones which your all no doubt glad I'm not going to go into .
As copd takes its toll on us progressively and as much as we know ( or think we do) I'm still surprised at just how many cunning ways it has to " MESS WITH MY LIFE" , stay calm dave soothing thoughts m8 , my shakra is let's say unbalanced ( sorry I'm rambling) honestly though if copd was mike tyson I seriously think in the ring I'd have a chance to just hit back ,lol for about 3 seconds but those 3 seconds would last a life time .
So has anyone had a kidney stone removed who has severe copd ? I would really like to know , if anyone is still reading or hasnt yet pulled all their own hair out reading this by now well done, you have my admiration .
As always breath easy and fully , take care