This morning's appointment led me to one big discovery: said stone has gotten bigger. A 5mm stone is about as big as a person can safely pass. Mine's now about 25mms now. That's an inch. That's the size of a gumball. My only option is surgery.
It's a procedure that will have me in the hospital overnight, and there is talk of another stent (which I'll be refusing unless it's medically necessary to avoid certain death and destruction). My biggest concern (aside from the damn stent) is the breastfeeding. I'm already pulling up Le Leche League articles to be sure I'm still breastfeeding on the other side of this. My poor husband, it's going to be a rough night for him - a clingy, breastfed baby without a mommy all night long.
Surgery is penciled in for mid-October - the scheduler has to coordinate with the OR before we can write it in pen. It'll be after my birthday and give me enough time to build up a milk stash, but far enough away from the holidays that I should be fully healed before Thanksgiving.
Prayers as we approach surgery date are appreciated! I'd also love advice about breastfeeding through this. I don't mind if Eleanor is supplemented with formula, but my biggest goal is to make sure this doesn't end the breastfeeding.