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The reader's digest version: I have had a nephrostomy since July 7; I'm not draining much urine from it (only about 15cc a day) and so the plan is to remove my kidney. Problem: I've had an extremely severe case of poison ivy that actually started just before the surgery and still isn't completely under control. I had a 12 day course of prednisone and am now on day 6 of a 15 day course. My kidney removal was supposed to happen on Aug 6, but now they have put it off b/c of the prednisone. I wondering how long I'll have to wait, whether or not I can get the nephrostomy out while I'm waiting...basically I'm impatient with the pee bag, especially since there's almost no pee in it and it is, literally, a pain in the back.
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