******* really. Now I have a damn water main broken at the street in front of my house and it's pouring a river down the hill into my front yard, my car is surrounded by a mote, and my side yard has a small lake forming, which usually only happens under the hardest of rains. At least I still seem to have water pressure, so it's probably before the meter or at the meter (coming up through the meter box) so at least I can still take a shower. Pressure is a little low though.
If I recall correctly the doctor said he would be performing a Ureteroscopic procedure, which requires no incisions. But they have to go in through the urethra, through the bladder, and then into the ureter with a tube and a camera and probe with a laser to break it up and a retrieval clasp or cage to remove the bits of stone, then they will leave behind a stent in the ureter to prevent further blockage and allow the 2 months of junk in the kidney to drain, which is probably loaded with infection. Then I guess I have to have a follow up after a week or so to remove the stent... I don't like to idea of stuff being rammed up my pee hole too much. What worries me is they either opt for local or general, and I would REALLY prefer not be awake and aware while they are doing this to my manhood. Plus I know I'm going to be nervous as **** since I have never had to go through any kind of surgery, no matter how minor. I'd rather just take a nap and wake up when it's all done. Hope I can go home same day, it's sometimes outpatient and other times it's an overnight. I have a feeling because of my possible kidney failure issue they will want to keep me overnight.
Go for general. You'll be all sleepy and drowsy for at least 24hrs after the surgery, but its well worth it. I'm not sure the dosage is the same (I had my appendix removed 8yrs ago) but general is the way to go.
Yeah, given the choice I'd do general too. I had a catheter in when I had my appendix out (at a Navy tent hospital in Kuwait), and they took it out before I came to. Then the problem was that the nurses kept pumping me full of morphine so I wasn't able to urinate, and my bladder was "distended" (sp?) and causing me more pain on top of it all... So then I had to have another catheter inserted, and I was awake, and it was a dude putting it in. Ever have a dude grab your flaccid ***** and jam a tube into it? It sucks. Go for general.
What the hell! I thought I finally have my home theater situation fixed for the time being, with my AV receiver running to my 24'' Samsung monitor. I have my 360 and PS3 hooked to the receiver with HDMI, and used to have the receiver to TV with HDMI for picture, which worked well. I figured I could just use a HDMI to DVI to hook the receiver to my monitor, but apparently something about the cable is confusing the receiver and it won't play sound. It's like the sound is wanting to bypass the receiver, go to the monitor, then reverse and go back to the receiver to play the sound. I can unhook the HDMI to DVI output and the sound returns, but then I have no source for video to the monitor... This is ******* retarded! I have the damn HDMI from the source to the receiver, why can't sound just play through the receiver then video continue to the monitor. Apparently it doesn't work that way, which is stupid! Oh well it was still less than $10 from monoprice for the 25' HDMI to DVI cable.