"Removal of kidney stone"
About: Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester M13 9WL
Posted by Pat Higgins
I attended the ETC this week to have a very large kidney stone removed.
My consultant is fantastic. They were a little concerned that it was getting late in the day and I had not gone to theatre. They explained to me that they did not want to rush the procedure and that they might have to cancel and operate the following week.
At the time I was quite annoyed at this as I had been waiting since 7.00 am that morning. However I can now appreciate their concern as it was quite a delicate procedure.
My anaesthetist was a lovely person who understood my fears and dealt with me with compassion.
My operation went ahead and was successful and I was transferred to the short stay ward.
Once again the staff were fabulous especially the staff nurse and nursing assistant who looked after me before my discharged. Even though they were extremely busy nothing was too much trouble. A big thank you to you all.