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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jekbrown, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    well my back has been hurting again recently, almost to the point that vicoden and percocet can't drown it out so I went to the Dr. 1 CAT scan, 2 cups full of pee, 1 vial of blood and 1 x-ray later, they realized I have a grape-sized stone in my left kidney and ****in giant one in the right. Think bigger than a golf ball. This thing is so big, that it might take Harry Stamper, a team of elite drillers and a hydrogen bomb to destroy it. :eek1:

    anyway, good news is that the Dr is finally going to quit ****ing around with standard lithotripsy and go with a different method where the cut a small hole in your back, through the kidney and then use litho to break it up and a grabber/sucker thing to get all the chunks out. Apparently this method is better for bigger stones because lithotripsy has a habit of leaving a dozen (or more) little chunks inside the kidney after the recovery stage which tend to become like "seeds" for future stones. Not good. Anyway, doc said this time they are really gonna get cleaned out... completely... which they haven't been for at least 5 years now. :mad:

    oh well, guess I'll go get myself another cup of water. :crazy:

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    Damn dood that sucks.... :o
     
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    you could try to experiance child birth and past the big one!!! then you can tell every woman to shut up!!!!!!



    although i hurd kiddny snones are spicked!!!! (or is that gall???)


    good luck with that!! hope you feel better, yeah lots of water.:crazy:
     
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    look on the bright side...a friend of ours had lower back pain, thought it might be kidney stones....ended up being gall stones...when they went in to take them out, they figured they would look at his liver while they were there. His liver is ate all to hell. Chemical-induce cirrosis, from working at the local 3-M plant the last 20 odd years. Now he's waiting a transplant he probaly won't get.
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    chiat, I already tell women to shut up. :haha: Ive had my feet in stirups, and this crap I pee out has sharp edges. A big stone is worse than child birth, I've heard it from several women who have had both.

    depends on the stone, they usually are.

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    Sorry to hear about your stones. I have a friend who has them chronically.

    My friend's ex boyfriend cried like a baby when he passed a stone the size of a grain of sand :rolleyes: My friend is like, whatever, try passing a 10lb kid :crazy:

    When he got snipped I sent him 2 purple balloons and a bag of frozen peas :haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: see? i passed a kidney stone last year and it felt like being kicked in the nuts. back hurt, stomach hurt etc. :laugh: it was small enough to pass through the pee stream. i could not imagine how painfull a big one is. :eek1: :eek1: :(
     
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    Man, I'm feelin it for ya brother, I've had my feet in them stirrups and had them use the roto rooter machine on me. I spent a week in the hospital that time. I spent six hours in the hospital with the last one. I managed to pass it with lots of drugs. It was about the size of a pellet. What worries me is that my lower back started hurtin' me again this mornin'. My half sister was passin' 6-7 a week a few years ago. She had to move to Texas for a year to be near the specialist that was treating her.The finally got her down to a few a month.
     
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    Um.....Ouch. :eek1: Hope you feel better.
     
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    How much cranberry juice or grapefruit juice (in pink lemonade) do you drink?
    After I had my first my Mom found an article about them in some respected health journal. Seems that people with high Oxalic Acid intake (the above being some of the common high doseages) tend to have a greater chance of getting stones.
     
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    no grapefuit juice for me... or coffee... or cola... or chocolate... or nuts. I think they are gonna put me on some kinda medication after this one, cause just "fixing" the diet isn't cutting it, obviously. :confused:

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    Yeeouch!

    Our daughter had gall bladder stones and had hers removed via Laser. Either type is painful. Dang Jek, you've had a run of luck lately.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i guess. I ain't gonna complain though, I could have brain cancer or some much much worse ****... ;) :)

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    How many is this now?? Haven't you had about a dozen so far?

    That sucks, I hope they nail it down with meds. I feel bad for you, I wince just thinking about pushing any non-liquid through that pipe. Doing it often has to take nerves of steel.

    Good luck bro. :crazy:




    edit: spelling error... :doah:
     
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    I had a gall stone the size of a marble, pretty painful, vomiting and passing out
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i don't even know. I've had surgery 4-5 times in the last 7 years.. its almost routine now. Thankfully my new doc isn't going to use the same old procedure, which seems to just be a temporary fix for a recurrent stone former like myself. Once they are done, I'll be 100% stone free... then its up to me to stay that way.

    me too. Interestingly, when I was in the Marines I never had a single stone. I ate LOTS of meat and salt back then... and drank a lot too. All I can think of that is different is that I used to run alll the time. I'm thinking more running might help. Gonna give it a try again after surgery. If nothing else, I'll be in better shape.

    yeah, every time you're standing there in front of a toilet doing your business, thank the lord that liquid stuff is the only thing coming out. ;)

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