It's amazing how much better I can type when my brain is clearer. The operation was successful, I have a temporary stent clearing out the bad stuff and feel 100% better than I did this morning. The stent comes out in a couple weeks after the same doctor zaps my kidney stones into nothingness, for which I'm eternally grateful as I've heard horror stories that passing those things is worse than childbirth and I'd like to live my life without either experience. Bedrest and (finally!) fluids tonight, taking things day by day. It's good to be alive.