Jack's Kidney AdventureJuly 17, 2021
Dr. David Nation. We met for a consult on
June 15th and I checked into Seton on the
21st. Our consult was so "matter of fact" that Dr. Nation helped me to revisualize what the final result would look like and why that was preferable. I had imagined them cutting all along the top of the fistula, grabbing the vein and pulling it out. Nation suggests cutting over the "bulb" that pooches out and then closing off the vein just above (see illustration). He thinks that the rest of the vein up my arm will eventually flatten out. So, that was our original plan.