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What does the idiom in a pickle mean?
If you are in a pickle, you are in a difficult position, or have a problem to which no easy answer can be found. The word ‘pickle’ comes from the Dutch word ‘pekel’, meaning ‘something piquant’, and originally referred to a spiced, salted vinegar that was used as a preservative.
I heard I am ‘in a pickle’.
In my post ‘Inspection, Procedure & Follow-up‘, I wrote the following –
I had another appointment with my urologist this past Wednesday.
Dr. F. viewed the results of the IVP procedure and it was determined there is no blockage in my ureter from my right kidney. There will be no stent inserted into my ureter prior to my next surgery. Dr. F. indicated the cancer and scar tissue are very close to the ureter opening. Upon my next surgery Dr. F. will insert a temporary stent in my ureter, then remove the cancer and scar tissue, then remove the stent.
In today’s post, I write the following –
That last appointment with Dr. F., I was sitting in a patient room alone. Gary usually comes with me on my visits, but this particular day, he was taking care of business related to selling the home. I sat there alone in the room and I could hear voices outside the door. Across the room I was in, is a small enclave that has desks and computers. I could hear Dr. F’s. voice and I heard the words “Terry is in a pickle.”
Umm, what does he mean by that? I found out later that he had been viewing the CD of my IVP test. I think ‘in a pickle’ is referring to the flow of my urine looking good from my right kidney to my bladder. But, the cancer and scar tissue are very near my ureter opening. This is the reason for the temporary stent.
My bladder continues to burn, my urination process is painful and the blood clots are more frequent and getting larger. My lower right back pain continues with pain and is strong at night. At this time, it is difficult to sleep in the bed as lying flat increases the pain in my lower back. Most of the night I am in a recliner and trying to get some reasonable sleep. Don’t forget, I am usually up every hour to go pee.
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Yesterday I received the date; the date for the next surgery. My surgery will be June 29th, a week from tomorrow. After speaking with Dr. F. yesterday, most likely the stent that will be inserted first upon surgery will not be removed for at least 2 weeks. Again another biopsy will take place on the new cancer growth to determine if it has grown further into the wall of my bladder. Remember with my last biopsy, it was determined the cancer had NOT grown into my bladder wall, but HAD grown into the connective layer outside my bladder lining.