Topic: "Teddy" UPDATE
This last Tuesday Teddy had his latest stent exchange for the right ureter which has been damaged by the cancer and scar tissue. As of a week ago they approved a new metal ureter stent versus the plastic. The plastic J stent had to be replaced every 3 - 4 months due to "nasties" clogging it. The metal stent only has to be exchanged 6 months - 12. Right now he is having some discomfort and I am sure its due to the metal. If not better by Monday I will call the doc. In the meantime the radiologist has set up the next PET Scan (follow up from the cyber knife) for June 16th. I don't know if it is Teddy's age (76) or still all he has gone through or finally being retired and bored but he is so tired all the time. And you know, then we start thinking! He has developed 3 hernias from scar tissue and surgery in his stomach. All doctors agree to just leave them. I don't know that he could take anymore surgery on his poor tummy. OK thanks, it was my turn to vent a little. Hope everyone is having a splendid weekend. I know you must laugh at my medical terms.
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