Had my external stent put in last Thursday with mixed results. The external was put in and drained overnight with good results. The problem started about midnight when I cold not pee. I do have BPH and am on Proscar which makes the Prostate smaller. Since I could not pee, I had a catherator put it. Sure makes it hard to have a BM trying to drag the bag along.
Got up Friday AM and the nurse removed the external bag for the bile drain. That night I went home with the bile drain bag removed and a cathater bag installed along with a prescription for Flomax.
Everything went ok over the weekend. I just cleaned the end of the bile duct drain and emptying the cathater bag.
Today went to a Urologist where they removed the cathater. So far everything is working ok. I go back to the Urologist next Friday. After the Urologist, I picked up all the CD's and paper work to take with me to the hospital at Chapel Hill where I will get another opinion. I also had a visit with my surgeon to check on my surgery that I had for the hole in my upper intestine.
Right now I take 1 step fwd and 1 step back. I started chemo, then had the intestine problem. Next come jaundice where my bilirubin increases. Can't start chemo until bilirubin goes down. Have one bile stent put in with no help. Have another stent put in with no help. In the meantime, the size of the tumor is increasing.
Things just don't look good. I'm just trying to keep my spirits up and not get down. I just need time to build up my strength so that I am not tired all the time. Now I wait to see what will happen at Chapel Hill.