Urethroplasty stage two soon

Tomorrow I’ll be taking the train to the hospital where I had the first stage of my two-stage urethroplasty. After quite a long wait I’m finally getting the second stage surgery.

Also, someone called Rebecca contacted me through the form on this blog but my reply got bounced back because there was a mistake in the address. So if you’re reading this Rebecca, please try again, I’m not ignoring you.

Back in hospital

I’m back in hospital waiting for the first stage of my two-stage urethroplasty tomorrow. We drove the two hours up here in the morning and then most of the rest of the day was spent in the admission process and hanging around. We managed to break out for a little while so I could have a nice meal though.

Now I’m sitting in my bed and my husband is on his way back home. I’m going to be here for at least five days after surgery and it’s much cheaper for him to hire a car and drive up to visit than to stay in a hotel here.

So I guess my next update will be after surgery.

Scheduling and admission

Again I had to wait a while for my surgery date. This time it was complicated for them to coordinate the local schedules with the schedule of the visiting surgeon. I eventually got a letter to let me know that it would be the 12th of May.

Two weeks before surgery I had an appointment for admission. A nurse in urology took blood and urine samples and measured my pulse and blood pressure. Then I got sent off to a different part of the hospital to meet an anaesthetist, who seemed happy that I wouldn’t pose any problems.

The whole thing was finished in just over an hour.

Around this time I took some “before” photos, so that I could compare afterwards. You can see them by clicking here.