So I have just got back from the scan of my fistula and the news wasn't as good as I had hoped. Turns out I have an aneurysm (big vein) then an area of stenosis (narrowing in the vein) that needs to be widened so I need a little operation. The procedure is called a fistulaplasty or an angioplasty and will include the injection of dye into my fistula and the use of an x-ray machine to watch the dye go in (fluoroscopy machine) they then see where there is the stenosis and insert a balloon to expand it in order to open it up. I have had this done twice previously, so I know what to expect but I also know that it hurts too!
So that's that then, they are going to be in contact in the next few days and I will go in, in the next few weeks! Hopefully they'll let me out on the same day so I won't need that much time off from work placement.
After the scan we went to see my transplant surgeon, nothing new to report there really. Mum of course made sure that I am actually activate on the transplant list (she worries too much) which of course I was and have been since 08/08/05...
Keeping on keeping on
2 weeks ago