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health issues: namely, bilateral hydronephrosis, with the left kidney in crisis at this time.
I am scheduled soon for a nephrostomy.
This procedure, if successful, serves two purposes: (1) to drain the kidney so as to save as much kidney tissue as possible and (2) to ascertain if all the pain I've been having for the past several months stems from a blocked ureter or from nerve damage to the kidney itself.
If the former, I will be undergoing ureteral pyeloplasty in a few months. If the latter, I will be undergoing a nephrectomy in a few months.
Comments intermittently on moderation until I recover from the nephrostomy.
This is the summer from hell.