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Old 09-10-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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I have been battling a kidney stone since August 30th, I had a ct scan done last Friday and i finally saw a Urologist wednesday,My family doctor dropped the ball, and he sent me immediately into an emergency surjury. I had a 6x5x6mm stone blocking my right ureter and my kidney was swelling and getting infected. I had a laser lithotripsy done. I'm just wondering if anyone has gone through the same treatment and how long was the recovery cause I am still in pain. And to make it even worse my dad is rigging up ballyhoo for tomorrow and i have to lay here in pain and watch while he goes fishing tomorrow.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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I don't know much about the surgery but I feel for you. We were diving over in Lake City a few years back and one of the dive guides -a guy over six feet tall and never sick- got one. He was doubled over and laying on his side on the motel bed when I walked in. We had to take him to the emergency room that night. I had never seen anyone with a kidney stone but after that experience I don't want one. Get well fast and go fishing.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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there was a thread on here a while back...maybe captken...stuck way out in the GOM with this affliction...something i hope i never have to go through...even on dry land...
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:02 AM   #4
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I have had that surgery twice in the last 7 years,I made a full recovery in 5-7 days both times,u may wanna check back with the urologist.I have felt your pain many times,i for some reason or another get them about every 6-12 months i've changed my diet,layed off sodium,and nothing worked for me.Finally the doc told me i had calcium stone disease.

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I have had that surgery twice in the last 7 years,I made a full recovery in 5-7 days both times,u may wanna check back with the urologist.I have felt your pain many times,i for some reason or another get them about every 6-12 months i've changed my diet,layed off sodium,and nothing worked for me.Finally the doc told me i had calcium stone disease.

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Since you get them that often, this surely wouldn't hurt. Normally this is done at the first sign of onset. Drink 2 ounces of both lemon juice, and olive oil combined. Follow with a good size glass of water. Try this once a month (since you have a 6-12 month bout) and see if it helps. Also heard that apple cider vinegar will do the trick. 2 ounces in a glass of water. Above all ALWAYS drink plenty of water. Dehydration is a contributing factor of both kidney and gall stones. Being Italian, I consume large quantities of all three in my diet. Use both wine vinegar and virgin olive oil in just about all my salads. I use quite a bit of lemon juice on vegetables, notably avocado, asparagus, spinach, and broccoli. Have never had either a kidney or gall stone...don't know if the above is the reason or not...so whats the harm. By the way...no one on my side of the family has ever had any stones either. Susan's is another story, their diet doesn't consist of much if any vinegar, olive oil or lemon juice (they don't like them), and her brother has had them many times. As for Susan, she has had a few bouts many years ago, but not since she cooks for me. I got her into the three.




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Old 09-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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I had one once but yours sounds much worse. I didn't have to have any treatments just some morphine. lol The nurse that was in there said she has given birth 3 times and had kidney stones once. She said she would rather give birth.
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Hurt....Hurt...Hurt... had them - passed them. doc told me to drink cramberry juice. still drink it sometimes & have not had any more stones. Poppy
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Thanks for the tip Tuna Man
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I have had a kidney stone twice in my life. The first time was in 1992 and the "attack" came in the middle of the night. At the time I lived 35 miles from the closest hospital and that was the longest most painful ride of my life. I was in the hospital 7 days for that one. I had surgery and a stent put in place. The pain from that stone lasted for weeks afterward. The second attack was about 3 years ago and I managed to pass that one after about a 6 hour stay in the emergency room. All I can say about that attack is I had to wait forever to even see a doctor at the Sacred Heart Emergency Room. I am glad there were good drugs involved once I did manage to get called back...I will give them credit for that. There was still some pain for a few days after that stone passed.

I truly don't think anyone can imagine the pain involved unless you have first hand experience.
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Well I was doing good this morning with no pain. I got out and started running around doing a few things. Well I started hurting again. I'm back at the house laying on my backside again hoping the pain subsides
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