Tony,

I didn't have a cath--I had stent, a 14 t0 16-inch tube that went from my left kidney down to the bladder. A 10-inch length of suture was attached to the end of the tube, which was routed through my bladder, down the urethra and exited through my ***** , with about 4 inches hanging out. This was used as a pull cord, and while I'm sure it took less than a minute to carefully pull the tube out, it seemed like an hour. No anesthesia, no bullet to bite on, and no hot looking gal to hold my hand while the stent was extracted. There's still some residual bleeding and pain, but it's not real bad. Tomorrow night I'm back on the job and I only have two open days between now and NYE.

Just another fun day in Paradise,

Gary

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