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Vito

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PostSubject: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Kidney stone.

Five days of hell, and still counting.

Anyone who's been there knows. Anyone who hasn't, count yourself lucky.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:01 pm

Ow. Ow. Ow. pale

Ow.

Heal up soon, Vito. All joking aside, was it a boy or a girl? *breaks out cigar*

Cool

(PS... ow)
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:08 pm

shit brother, I understand, believe me I understand. Have had over fifty, the last one required surgery after two weeks. I hope yours does not come to that. I am sure you know the drill, but man, I am sorry for your pain.

btw, if you have never tried the diet coke, and lemons, pureed asparagus and water trick it is worth a try.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:10 pm

I've been there brother and completely empathize. Spent a week in the VA hospital the first go round. Every time after I have had percocet and a ureter dialater.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:12 pm

the worst one I had they gave me a shot of demeral and toridal which did nothing, a shot of morphine which did nothing, and then a shot of dilaudid which helped, the second shot of dilaudid put me to sleep

worst pain ever

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 pm

The VA doc put little things on my legs to keep circulation going and went up in after my first....horrible horible wrechid stupid stones.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:19 pm

Thanks guys.

the rev wrote:
...btw, if you have never tried the diet coke, and lemons, pureed asparagus and water trick it is worth a try.

rev
What trick is that, rev? This is my first bout with a piss rock, so I'm not exactly an expert. I hope it's my last one.

I'm off to the doc now. I spent Monday (Day 1) in the hospital. They ended up giving me something that's 10 times more potent than morphine. That worked, but by that time I was so out of it I don't remember what it was. They gave me a hydrocodone prescription but that stuff is a joke. Doesn't even put a dent in the pain when the little bastidge starts moving.

I thought it would have ended by now. No such luck. I'm going to see my medicine man for some serious pain meds and a referral to a urologist who can see me before December 12 (the earliest appointment I could get with the urologist to whom the hospital referred me).

I'll check in later...er, assuming I'm functional.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:21 pm

Good luck brother hope it comes out easy for ya. Also lemonade and cranberry juice work wonders for kidney stones, I like to combine them.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:23 pm

I don't ever want to know. pale

Seriously, I have had some F'd up pain in my life most recently severe sciatic pain due to a crushed nerve root. There was no way out of it except surgery. The pain was on par with electrocution.

But kidney stones have to be another level of pain entirely. affraid

Hope it does PASS soon..
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:31 pm

Yup, been there done that. In the end that had to go in with laser under general anesthesia. That was decidedly unpleasant. Walked around with a mesh straw in my...well, in me for a two weeks after. That was by far the worst part.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:17 pm

they may just keep you this time. The trick I am talking about is nasty, but it worked for me once, not with the big one though

buy about ten lemons, 2 liter bottle of coke or diet coke, and a couple of handfuls of asparagus. You put the lemon juice in your coke and drink it as fast as you can, it must be within an hour. While doing this you boil the asparagus and when it is very limp, you put it into a blender and turn it into a puree. Drink this after you are done with the coke, it will taste nasty, drink it down fast. Then drink atleast two gallons of water over the next four hours.

this is evil, don't really know if it is proven medically or anything, but I read it on the web and gave it a try. There is no reason why it would hurt you. I am guessing they shot you up with dilaudid. the other advice I can give you is make a fuss, don't let them send you home if you are still in pain, tell them the vicodin doesn't do shit. Brother, I am truly sorry, this is horrific. I a a pretty tough dude, I was a pro fighter, but some of these had me on the floor in the fetal position with tears running out of my eyes. And it wasn't my awesome leaking out, it was me crying like a baby.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:11 pm

Heal quickly & completely, jocolor !

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:39 pm

Wow, this has not been your year Vito. Hope this episode ends quickly for you.

I believe there's an ultrasound (?) procedure to shatter the stones into small fragments for easier passage, prolly something the specialist will talk about.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Not fun at all. Hope it resolves quickly Vitosan.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:52 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Wow, this has not been your year Vito. Hope this episode ends quickly for you.

I believe there's an ultrasound (?) procedure to shatter the stones into small fragments for easier passage, prolly something the specialist will talk about.

they can only do this if the stone has not begun to pass into the ureter. If it is in the ureter them must use a laser, which is much more invasive.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:20 pm

Glad I'm young. Shocked Not looking forward to some parts of getting older.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:37 pm

i.keenum wrote:
Glad I'm young. Shocked Not looking forward to some parts of getting older.

Stones are no respecter of age. My bro-in-law got his in his late teens.

Hope the pain passes soon, Vito.
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:13 pm

The nurse told me the pain is equal to labor pains. I lucked out after three hours of wide open IV.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:30 pm

I hope it goes well for you and you are past it soon!
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:59 pm

All the best Vito!

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 pm

the rev wrote:
they may just keep you this time. The trick I am talking about is nasty, but it worked for me once...
It may come to that, Brothah Rev. Right now I'm following the doctor's recommendations, but thanks for the remedy in case I need it. And you're right; I have a buddy who had a stone when he was in his early 20s. Anyone can get 'em, anytime.
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So far, the Big Pain™ hasn't come back. Urinalysis confirms that the stone is still in the ureter, so ultrasound is out. The doc wants to give it a chance to come out on its own. He gave me oxycodone to use in case the Big Pain™ comes back. In the meantime, the doc sez that 800 mg. of ibuprofen every 6 to 8 hours should dilate the ureter a bit.

Actually, the big problem now is constipation from all the pain meds. I'm so bloated that it's putting pressure on everything. So I've cut out the narco pain meds completely. Lots of fiber and magnesium, plus some ducosate sodium to soften things up. Hopefully that will do the trick. And there's always the Fleet squeezer...you know, the ol' Lubri-Butt method.

Now it's just time, and something to bite down on when the Big Pain™ comes back...which the doc says I can count on. The last hurdle is the orifice into the bladder, where he says the stone often gets hung up. Not looking forward to that. The last Big Pain Attack™ had me crawling on the floor for two hours, screaming in some alien language. When it was over, I passed out, then woke up 20 minutes later, my T-shirt drenched with sweat and drool, shivering. It's definitely not a party. Mad

You're right, PD; this definitely hasn't been my year. I figure this is "Bob's" (the universe's) way of building character. Or something.

Thanks to all youse guys for your good wishes.

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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:19 am

yeah there are three hang up points, that last one is a killer, but often if you are drinking enough liquids it can flush it out pretty quick.

I have passed over fifty brother, and only one did they need to go in for, believe me, if you can get it out without that... that is the way. But ask your dr. about flomax, and I am serious call him tomorrow and ask him to give it to you, it dialates the ureter.

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PostSubject: oh no!   Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:27 am

Shocked affraid pale

Sorry brother been there, done that and never want to go back!
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PostSubject: Re: This too shall pass   Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:35 am

gravel wrote:
i.keenum wrote:
Glad I'm young. Shocked Not looking forward to some parts of getting older.

Stones are no respecter of age. My bro-in-law got his in his late teens.

Hope the pain passes soon, Vito.

V true, I was 20. Bad memories there! Best of luck Vito; let's hope this is a one time thing

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