Monday, January 07, 2013

Health Update

In two hours, I meet with a urology surgeon. She will discuss with me the pros and cons, plus the timeline of the procedure. Three month's worth of a less invasive procedure to treat overactive bladder had positive effects, but did not fix the problem. Medications have also helped, but have not been enough.

Formally called sacral nerve stimulation, the surgery would implant a contantly, albeit mild, electrical current through the sacral nerve. It is minimally invasive and has proven to be very successful. If this doesn't work, I'll need a much more invasive surgery wherein a pacemaker-like device is implanted, sending periodic electric pulses to the bladder.

I wish this had not been such a stubborn ailment, but it's been steadily worsening for at least the last six or seve

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