Fistula removal.

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Rik
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Location: West London - UK

Re: Fistula removal.

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that's great..
let us know the progress
had mine got around the same length of time..
my tx was 18yrs ago..
my fistula is still pumping away and is quite large..
don't want to tempt fate by having it tied off..
but don't want a quite noticeable lump I'm my upper left arm either..
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Richard
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Location: Lincolnshire.

Re: Fistula removal.

Post by Richard »

Rik wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:18 pm that's great..
let us know the progress
had mine got around the same length of time..
my tx was 18yrs ago..
my fistula is still pumping away and is quite large..
don't want to tempt fate by having it tied off..
but don't want a quite noticeable lump I'm my upper left arm either..
I was in the same place as you Rik, considered it a good back up plan just in case like you. It was getting very large and unsightly though and I work in education having to stand in front of students and was starting to get self conscious about it which I mentioned to the nurse at clinic. She referred me to the surgeon who told me how relatively minor it would be for him to remove it so decided to go for it and so far so good.

I was out of hospital the morning after but that was only because I went to theatre late I think. You would normally be out the same day if it was done in the morning. I've now had my first dressing changed and it's healing well so the nurse told me, quite odd to not have the buzzing any more though...
Transplanted 20/04/07.
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