Saturday, January 15, 2011


Just as I was starting to get some real restriction... my kidney decides to lob out another GIGANTIC stone.

On Saturday I started feeling like I had to pee constantly, and when that went on for a few days, I started to put the pieces together. I had been having the same intermittent pains as last time, so I decided to just get in to see the urologist. One x-ray and one ultrasound later... 10x5mm stone on my right side again. As it turns out, this stone was there back in August but was still tucked up safely inside the kidney. Now the damn thing has moved down into the ureter. Once again, back to the OR for a ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy. Please keep your fingers crossed that maybe I won't need a stent this time. That was seriously some of the worst weeks of my life having that thing in.

Of course, general anesthetic means band unfilled. Ugh. That's all I can say. At least I'm already scheduled with the band doc at the end of the month, so I won't have to wait too long to get refilled.

I'm just very very frustrated right now. I've got to figure out what kind of dietary changes I need to make to control this because I just CAN'T do this every five months.


Alison said...

You poor thing, hope that it can be sorted without the stent and you recover quickly.

Justawallflower said...

This really sucks. I hope you start to feel better and get it under control.

Sandy Lee said...

OMG. Feel better soon. I hope all works out well. My tiny little nephew at 3 had terrible kidney stones and it was discovered he had to avoid anything with oxalic acid in it (it was a genetic thing with him). He is good to go 10 years later with agressive diet. Not saying that this has anything to do with what you have but just so you know there are some foods which you could try to avoid (here is a link, but DO NOT take this as any type of diagnosis as there are many causes of kidney stones-just believe your docs):

Feel better soon. I am told that kidney stones can be more painful than childbirth. Wow.

Susan said...

That stinks! At least you knew what it was and how to handle. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Kristin said...

Poor Maria, I am so sorry. I had a kidney stone, and a stent, and I agree that the stent was miserable. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.