On July 10 I had an endopylotomy.- yet another surgery to correct my kidney issue. Another stent.
From the recovery room things were different. It hurt. Usually in recovery I was fairly comfortable, this time I was hurting.
When I got home it still hurt. The pain was not anything that I could handle. Stents are almost by definition uncomfortable- this was exceptional, and the bleeding it was unreal.
I became very pale, very tired, and did not feel well at all. Eventually, I went to the ER. My hemoglobin was below 6. The doc and nurse came in and in a very no nonsense way, "you have anemia that is life threatening, you need to be transfused and admitted"
Well then, I had no idea.
All of a sudden things happened fast. I was taken upstairs blood was hung. One unit, then a second, then a third. All the while i was still bleeding in my kidney. Over the next few days I had almost my entire blood volume replaced.
Please please donate blood. You never know when you may need it, and when you need it, its nice to have.
When I went to the hospital I did not expect this.