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Bashing the Stones

Jun 11, 2017 1:34 AM

Hi y'all been off for a while. Haven't felt well at all. Spent a good part of my day awake in the ER.

I'm urinating almost pure blood. White blood cells are so high they can't tell if I have a UTI or not. Which is scarry because of I do I need to control it and fast. ( I have a condition that if not controlled I will need a few operations not covered by medicare.)

So in talking with the doctors they put me on antibiotics to be on the safe side.

So they then tried to see if it was something else. They did a CT scan with contrast on my stomach area. When the results came in I have kidney stones around 7 mm in size. So there giving me meds to try and break them up to pass easyer and again avoid any infections.

Anyone have any suggestions for me for this "process" never had them before. Don't know what to expect. Or things to try to make them smaller as well.

Thanks for everyone'snes help.

Jun 11, 2017 3:01 AM

Ouch! I have been in your very same spot too many times to count. It got to the point I named my stones, lol. I actually have a leukemia that does not allow me to clot properly or I could have had Shock Wave Lithotripsy to bust the stones into much smaller ones that could be passed. The only thing they could offer me was surgery to remove the stones but that scared the crap out of the doctor, not me. I just was sick of peeing blood. I stayed on prophylactic antibiotics for about a year and drank 96 ounces of water a day. I still drink that much water 10+ years later. There really is not much that you can do to dissolve them. Lemon juice will dissolve them but there is no real way to drink the amount that you would need to achieve that. Have they or you been able to catch any of the stones to see what they are made of? That will at least get you in the right direction. Basically you pee in a coffee filter and look for stones and the doctor sends them to the lab for analysis . What options have the given you? I assume it is still lithotripsy or open a kidney and remove the stones? Mine were caused by taking too much calcium and vitamin D ordered by my doctor! I am sorry you are having to go through this it is terribly painful. I wish you some answers soon. I cannot believe Medicare does not cover the procedure do the not understand a 7mm stone is a big deal. I am to the point that I truly wish everyone that makes these stupid rules of what surgeries or medications will be covered get everything that we all have so they can see what we live with. I wish you the best of luck. I wish I new some super trick to help you but I do not.

Jun 11, 2017 7:30 AM

Thanks for the information LMB. And your thoughts. Definatly helps. More then what they told me anything to do.

Jun 11, 2017 3:51 PM

I get stones. A lot. It's miserable, so I'm so sorry you're going through this. Insist that the doctors send your stones to be analyzed. Your homeopathic treatments will depend on what type of stones you're developing. My stones are calcium oxilate - I'm a vegan (by necessity due to an allergy to animal protein), and nuts and certain vegetables are high in calcium oxilate. My urologist recommended that I drink lemon or lime juice everyday. I happen to love lime juice, so that works out well for me! I add about two tablespoons to my water bottle and drink it during the day. I haven't had another large stone since I started doing this about a year ago. Good luck!

Jun 11, 2017 4:34 PM

Sending prayers your way! Feel better soon! Sorry no advise just sending good vibes your way!

Jun 11, 2017 6:46 PM

Thank you both for the love and info. Trying to Ville t any stones. None yet. But still trying!!!

I want them to be tested most defiantly.

Just tired of having to add another thing to my already overflowing plate!!!

(having to clean up the floor because of the mess!!!!)

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