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Another kidney stone update

Jan 24, 2017 1:14 PM

Went to the urologist thinking even though I didn't see any pieces of stone pass out that they just crushed it up real good and the stent was going to be removed. Unfortunately no, the stone is still there and still the same size. So now we have to do a 3rd surgery. This time he is going to back in to get it and I still have my stent. He said even though it's so uncomfortable for me that he needs it to stay in because it's keeping me open. The stone is in an obstructing area and if he removed the stent I would be back at the hospital in severe pain and not being able to urinate. I'm kinda frustrated about it all now. Also to add another problem is I always have protein in my urine and that's a sign of lupus nephritis. So there may be additional problem to deal with concerning my kidneys. Protein in my urine was a sign that the doctor had me to get testing don't to see if I had lupus. It's just all overwhelming having SjΓΆgren's syndrome, lupus, fibromyalgia, three herniated disks in my back, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, GERD, fibroid tumors, torn cartilage in both knees, anxiety and depression. And no health insurance to see specialists I need to see and pain management I severely need. Right now due to my kidney stone my urologist is prescribing me Percocet 7.5 every 4 to 6 hours as needed and it has been helping with my other pains that I have due to the other health issues so that's let's me know I really need pain management to be able to deal with my everyday pain and and have just a little bit better quality of life. I can do a little more daily activities than before. So everyone please keep me in prayer and I thank you all for your support and listening ears. Because I don't complain to my family when I'm hurting and I'm always pushing myself sometimes too much and I wish they would understand that I'm in pain and tired a lot.

Jan 24, 2017 1:20 PM

Painedlady, you are definitely in my prayers! Except for the kidney stone & lupus, I totally relate. I've had stents myself following a bladder hematoma that was removed later. And my mom had permanent stents. Will be praying they get the stone out in surgery and you won't have anymore, and that you won't have lupus or any further complications. Hugs love & prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jan 24, 2017 3:08 PM

Oh no hopefully he'll get the stone out and after a while when they know it won't close up they'll remove the stent for you.

I hope you are able to go to pain management because by the sounds of it you really need the relief and you'll almost feel like a new person.

Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 25, 2017 12:13 AM

Painedlady, I am so sorry that you're still having this issue. So very disturbing that they've not been able to take care of that stone and also that you have to endure another procedure. I sympathize with all you have on your plate.. it's rough to have a list as long as your arm of diagnosis.. (I have a huge list myself).
Here's to wishing you the very best.. We are all here to support you and you got this. Sending positive vibes, healing {{{{Hugs}}}} and good karma your way.πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»

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