Saturday, January 30, 2010
About my operation — Six Word Saturday — Another stent
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is through his stomach
or through his groin
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I suppose this wasn't a genuine operation. Merely a medical procedure. This Thursday I had a stent placed in the artery, not to my heart, but to my left kidney as it was 80% blocked. The doctor was very pleased with the result and now my arteries are full blast, wide open, full speed ahead for the streaming blood.
The stent was put in through this little wound (hole) in my right groin. It was shoved up through the artery into the aortic artery. There in a little way up, it made a left turn into the artery to the kidney. When it stopped in the right place it was deployed which meant expanding to open a path to allow the blood flow.
Since I had not eaten after midnight the day before and it was now about three in the afternoon, I was hungry. Tim, Mrs. Jim, and I stopped at the New York Pizza. This time we ate off the lunch menu and had calzone and a salad. Tim had spinach, Mrs. Jim and I shared a Stromboli calzone. Ours had pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, black olives, green bell peppers, and lots of mozzarella cheese. Each has a small dish of marina sauce for dipping.
I thought all those vegetables and the salad would be good for my circulation.
Mrs. Jim drove home as I wasn't supposed to drive until Friday. Here we were on the connecting lanes from U.S. Highway 288 into U.S. 59. The fog coming down from the low clouds was very pretty. My picture doesn't do it justice.
Also in the groin area picture you can see where they shaved me. I ended up with a Bikini shave. Having stents or angioplasty is the only time I have that shave. This is my fourth opening stent (other three are in my heart-LAD-arteries) and I also have one that goes through my Aortic Artery Aneurysm. If the cannibals boil me until my bones are soft those aluminum stents will still be crunchy.
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Wow, a picture of your groin. Um, thanks? ;) Glad you're doing ok now! Probably a bit itchy though, I bet...
Happy Six Word Saturday!!
Now I'm hungry for a calzone. Boy that looks really good. Maybe for lunch today.
Have a terrific day and weekend. Big hug. :)
Here's to a speedy recovery and a happy SWS!
Hope you are mending ..
I think for all of those salads to equal good health is to eat them from infancy;)
...or maybe I should just get carry out!
Katie, from rooftop melodies
Hey Jim, thanks for checking out my blog! I love it when people peek around! Well, the food wasn't burning, so that's good news. I better learn how to cook real meals, though (not just opening the package and heating it up) or I'm never going to get a man... Actually, I think I'll just find myself a man who cooks. :D
Well, the poem about the baby is true. It's my nephew and even though he only lives 45 min away, I hadn't seen him for a month. Sniff sniff... BUT my brother swung by my apartment tonight with his wife and the baby, so I did get to see him (and change his poopey diaper)! But I did get to see him, and kiss on him, and hear his adorable laugh!
calzones are so good :)