From Consiglio Shihan
I apologize that the site has not been up for a while. May of 2009 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Had a sub total colectomy to remove the cancer which they got all of it. I did not have to have chemo or radiation. The day after the surgery the doctor ordered a cat scan. Well the nurse came in with a 32 oz. cup of contrast and told me I had to drink it, well as fast as I was drinking it I was throwing it up and the kept forcing me to drink it. Well finally I got pissed off and threw it at the nurse and told her to get it the hell out. Well they took me down to do the cat scan and the put an IV in me and ran the scan. they took me back to my room and got me back into bed. Well the next morning the nurse came into my room and asked me if I had urinated yet? I told her no I hadn't yet. At noon she came back and asked again, I told her no. She said that if i didn't they would have to put in a catheter. At 6 p.m. they came in and asked again and I told them no so they put in the catheter. The next morning they came in and I was still not urinating so they took me down for a kidney scan and found that my kidneys had shut down. Well needless to say the contrast of the cat scan made my kidneys fail and now I am on dialysis three days a week. I am doing better now miss doing my judo but been keeping up with my Iaido and Batto Jutsu. Will be trying to teach again within the next few months.
William J. Consiglio Shihan