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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppitycats View Post
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    Peg, what did they expect botox to do well th your leg?
    to make it more flexiable, and to be able to bend it,,I use a brace now, which some what helps,,
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    So I went in to the hospital on Monday - for the botox injections. They prepared me for surgery -- iv in the arm, ekg on the heart, scrubbed down in the target area. Had a stand lift at the ready to get me on to the tables. Took me into the operating room. Put me into twilight sleep: I could hear them talking, but couldn't tell.you what the conversation was about. At one point felt a bit of a stinging sensation "down there", but no real pain. Next thing I was really aware of was the doctor leaning over me telling me I had done well, that they were done, and "look here at this bottle...see all those chunks in there? You had several bladder stones, all of which we removed, and one really big one, which I had to get in there and break up. But things are good, I'll see you in recovery".

    And so I was wheeled back to recovery, doctor following me in. Told Tom Cat about the stones, said they were the culprits for a lot of the bladder problems I've been having.

    Told me not to expect immediate results...but within two weeks i should notice improvement. That cleaning out the bladder should not be necessary y again. That I can expect at least 6 months of no problems, maybe longer. That he's had patients go for as long as 18 months without any issues, some never have any. But if things start to deteriorate, the procedure can be repeated, as often as necessary. And if it should not work at all (sometimes it doesn't, but thats rare), there are other options.

    Then he went on to talk about side effects: the immediate one was blood in the urine..which lasted just 24 hours, not two days as he said. And possible urine retention -- but not in my case, as I already have a catheter. And possible increase in bladder infection...but no greater than someone with a catheter. I am supposed to drinks two quarts of water ( or fluids) for the next couple of days to flush through the bladder, and am on antibiotics for 3 days to ward off any infection. Thats all.

    So we got to the hospital at 6 am, I was rolled into surgery at 7:30, into recovyery at 8:30, dressed and on my way home at 9:45.

    I've been dry since. Dry this morning. Urine is clear. I am hopeful. I got back to the doctor in a month for a follow up..and of course sooner if I have problems. So far it's looking good, but so far it's early..m


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    Oh boy! What a difference a few hours and a good doctor can make!
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    And here I thought It just made your liPs mOre luscious...Lol!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SalpalSally View Post
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    And here I thought It just made your liPs mOre luscious...Lol!


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    Yes, more luscious, forehead wrinkle free. I suggested that while he had the botox he could do that.....but he wouldn't. But I DO have a wrinkle free bladder... :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppitycats View Post
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    Yes, more luscious, forehead wrinkle free. I suggested that while he had the botox he could do that.....but he wouldn't. But I DO have a wrinkle free bladder... :)

    LOLolOlOLOL!
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    So glad you posted this update. I was going to ask this morning if I had not seen an update. Sounds like the perfect combination of events: discovery and elimination of stones , help when you needed it, and most of all, blessed dryness and one more wound contaminant gone for now. Thank you ! Now Onward!

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    Clearing out the stones will surely be helpful, and let's hope that your life will be improved from now on. I'm so glad that the procedure went smoothly.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Happy dance!

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    :) Sounds like a good doctor. Thanks for the update. I'm happy for you. Jeanie :)

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