I wanted to share a quick update post-ERCP. The procedure went well last week and I am currently writing this post as I vacation and bask in the warm Arizona sun.
The doctor placed one stent in the common biliary duct. The stent was twice the size in diameter compared to the last ERCP I had — meaning the narrowing in the duct was not as small. The procedure was successful and the only short-term side effects were a minor sore throat and sore neck/stomach muscles for a couple days. I have been mainly PSC symptom free for the last couple of weeks, so prayers that it continues that way.
I’m currently taking antibiotics for ten days after the procedure to prevent any infection like last time. Since things have been going well, I decided to continue with my plans for my son and I to visit family in Arizona this week.
The next step in my PSC journey is to have another ERCP in a few weeks to remove the stent and possibly replace it with another larger stent to widen the duct further. That would mean another ERCP at a later time to remove the stent for good.
If I’ve learned one thing throughout all this, it is to take things one day at a time. For today, I’ll continue to enjoy life in the sun. 🙂
Thanks for joining me on the journey.
~Liver Life to the Fullest