Promised update on kyphoplasty

abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member

I'm back from my 2 procedures this week at Sloan Kettering.   First was the kidney stent,  which immediately relieved my very severe hip pain that I had no idea was kidney- related. The relief is amazing. 

Kyphoplasty was the next day. Painless procedure done under general anesthesia. I don't know what pain relief it provided as the stent pain relief was so massive. Basically,  inflate a balloon in my vertebrae to restore its normal height and then fill with bone cement.   Not much to say.  It was a pretty innocuous procedure.  I'm in no pain from the procedure itself.  Just some sore muscles. And being careful in my activity for a few weeks.

All in all,  a very long week,  but so far with good outcome.



  • DanNH
    DanNH Member Posts: 184 Member
    edited September 2021 #2
    Thats great news, great

    Thats great news, great outcome!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,754 Member
    edited September 2021 #3
    Great news!

    Being in constant pain, is draining, both physically and emotionally. I am so glad the stent has relieved you of that, and thus, you will heal well from both procedures. 

    Thank you for the update. I have been thinking of you. 


  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,379 Member
    Great news!

    Great news!  Here's hoping for a quick recovery.

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
    edited September 2021 #5
    I'm glad they were able to

    I'm glad they were able to fix some things and eliminate some pain. Heal quickly...........................................Dave

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 781 Member
    edited September 2021 #6
    Good news!

    Good news!

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 703 Member
    I am happy to hear your

    I am happy to hear your procedure went well!

    I am thinking about you, abrub.