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Old 06-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Kidney Stones and the Wrangler

So last monday I had a kidney stone drop me to the fetal position moaning and crying like a little girl. After 3 shots of morphine and 2 shot of dilauded all I could do was pray for it to pass. The one thing over the past 5 days was to tell myself that the Jeep was waiting for me. Yesterday was finally the day that I passed that damn thing. The first thing I told my wife and kids was to get in the Wrangler because we are going for a drive. We wound up at 4 wheel parts (figured I had the sympathy card going for me) and I found myself a new bikini top. :-)

It truly is a lifestyle. Happy fathers day to everyone.

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Glad they passed i know the feeling lol

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Been there too. Not fun!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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I have re-occurring stones, if you can avoid getting a urinary stent...do so. It was the worse experience I've had. Rather suffer and pass them then go back to the hospital. Glad your doing better, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
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Glad to hear you tell me this. I have a friend in the medical field telling me to get one as they help with the pain. This is my 9th stone. 3rd one to put me in the ER. Have an appt with urologist this coming week to try to find out what types of stones they are.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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I've had 6-8 stones over the years. The one thing I found that helped, but only temporarily, was to lie in a tub of hot water. The pain goes away immediately. The only problem is that soon after getting out of the tub, the pain begins to come back. But, at least it is some relief. I've been told that the pain from kidney stones is as close a man can get to labor pains for a woman. I believe it!
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The stent caused lots of complications in my case, a constant need to urinate plus about a pint of blood a day. I had a different urologist get it out of me after a month of torture. I heard some cases where people had them remove in offices and not OR's with no anesthetic.
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guys drink more water.... i'd hate to be in your position when that happen lol
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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guys drink more water.... i'd hate to be in your position when that happen lol
Yeah, dehydration is one culprit but when its hereditary, its a no win game.
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I've had 6-8 stones over the years. The one thing I found that helped, but only temporarily, was to lie in a tub of hot water. The pain goes away immediately. The only problem is that soon after getting out of the tub, the pain begins to come back. But, at least it is some relief. I've been told that the pain from kidney stones is as close a man can get to labor pains for a woman. I believe it!
I'm a woman & have given birth to 2 babies that were both over 9 lbs. & trust me.....kidney stones are WORSE than childbirth!!! I've had 3 kidney stones & the last one was the worst! They had to 'blast' it to get it to break up & it took a couple of days to pass. Give me childbirth anyday over a kidney stone!
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #11
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Never had one thankfuly but i hear for us guys its makes you wish for death. My wife gets them. Religiously. She has had surgery for them to break them ultrasonicaly two or three times now. The rest are iust lots of drugs amd wait to pass. I had to take her to the ER two sundays ago at 4am. Opiates, a CT, more drugs and all she can do is wait. 2mm. Her record is 6mm (required surgery). There is a medication you can take to help prevent them if you are prone to them. Urologist gave that to her last week. Now she is fighting a bladder infection from it. So if she feels better by next weekend we will be out for a run.
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I ended up at the ER on my 42nd birthday this year when I couldn't urinate. This was the worst experience I ever had. Its very emasculating. I told myself I would do everything possible to avoid this again. I have changed my diet, added more water and stopped drinking Sprite which is probably the best thing I ever did. While sitting in ER which was the first time I have ever been in an ER ever, all I could think about was how many mods would have to wait because of this. $2000 is what it cost me for that visit. That's a lot of mods.
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Drink more beer.
Beer would not touch the pain involved in these horrible little bastards.
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Beer is not to alleviate the pain, it is to help not getting them in the first place by flushing the system. It will help getting rid of the stones while they are still microscopic. Drinking lots of water will do the same, just not as fun ;-)

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As I was l lying in bed in the ER on pain meds (dilaudid), my wife, the nurse (who was female), and the doctor (who was female), all started busting on me about me not knowing what pain is like... Not feeling any pain whatsoever, and not being at all bothered by their banter, my only response was to ask that they keep the pain meds coming...
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Beer is not to alleviate the pain, it is to help not getting them in the first place by flushing the system. It will help getting rid of the stones while they are still microscopic. Drinking lots of water will do the same, just not as fun ;-)

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The stent caused lots of complications in my case, a constant need to urinate plus about a pint of blood a day. I had a different urologist get it out of me after a month of torture. I heard some cases where people had them remove in offices and not OR's with no anesthetic.
Yep,....I had my stent removed in the Docs office...no anesthetic. Pain was ridiculous. I've had two stones....last one landed me two nights in the hospital. Damn thing was stuck in my ureter.
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Yep,....I had my stent removed in the Docs office...no anesthetic. Pain was ridiculous. I've had two stones....last one landed me two nights in the hospital. Damn thing was stuck in my ureter.
I've been lucky in this dept... Doc tells me my urine is especially acidic and its probably helping to break down anything that tries to form. He tells me its just enough more acidic than normal to be helpful, but not so much that its harmful.

I wish I could tell you my trick, but I don't know what I'm doing to cause it... For the record though, I drink beer the way most people drink... um... air.
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Stones suck...that's just a fact. I have had several...and they nearly bring me to my knees when they act up. Mine are caused by oxalate.....anything with citrate or citric acid in it serves to help minimize them....as does drinking water to nearly excess...some 80 to 100 ounces a day!!
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I've had 2 stones, thankfully they were some 17 years apart, but I also had a period of time where I had Gout as well. Never did catch either stone, but had a good Doc (couldn't understand his English all that well) but he put the two together and said cut the Organ Meats (check), Cut the Cheese (check) then he said Cut the Beer (I said WTF?) However, I cut way back on Beer and stopped the Gout attacks and no Kidney Stones. I love Beer, but the pain of the Kidney Stone can turn a man to God and swear off Beer. I haven't fully given up beer, but I wash it down later on with a lot of water and now I only drink the good stuff. If it's not a quality Hefeweizen I have no problem saying no.
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I think I'm about to have another one on the go shortly. Crease pain starting up again and urinating isn't easy... I want a new body lol
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Had a twin yesterday. 2 stones passed in 3 days. Good lord I hate these things. This one was quite a bit smaller and not nearly as painful. But it still sucked.
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Dang it, you guys have got me almost worried. I'll be 40 in two months and I'm still waiting to hear something good about hitting that age range other than my PT test getting a little easier and the insurance on Isabela getting cheaper. I think I'll switch my 3 cups of coffee a day to 3 gallons of water instead. Wait, no coffee, I'll have to think about that one.
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Just add water, and keep the coffee.
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Dang it, you guys have got me almost worried. I'll be 40 in two months and I'm still waiting to hear something good about hitting that age range other than my PT test getting a little easier and the insurance on Isabela getting cheaper. I think I'll switch my 3 cups of coffee a day to 3 gallons of water instead. Wait, no coffee, I'll have to think about that one.
I'm turned 35 last Thursday. Had my first one at 26. Age does not matter.
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I'm turned 35 last Thursday. Had my first one at 26. Age does not matter.
Correct. I had my first one about age 30 my second (and hopefully last) about 45. Some people are destined to have them, for some of us it's about our diet. Obviously those of us that could shed a few pounds are at a higher risk.
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Great, I just got back from seeing my Urologist and he said I still have my .7mm stone in my kidney(as per my most recent ultra sound). Worse is that he won't take it out because he feels its not worth the problem even tho this one won't pass normally(which will in time cause more problems). Already went thru the hell of with a urinary stent that I had taken out of me due to complications. I am running out of options... I feel like I have a bomb waiting to happen inside me.

Sorry for the vent but this is getting crazy. I am open to any suggestions at this point because next time I have an attack, I won't bother with the hospital since they aren't giving me much hope and deal with the aftermath damage to my health.
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7mm/0.7cm or 0.7mm? 7/10 of a mm is tiny. Lots of people have stones in the actual renal parynchema (body of the kidney) and will never have a problem with the stone as it wont move.
Have you had any stones analyzed for content? A stone analysis can tell your doctor if you'd benefit from something to prevent future stone development. Depending on the makeup of the stone, certain medications can help. For example, certain calcium stones can be prevented by limiting dietary calcium/Vitamin D supplements and taking a thiazide diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide. Other stones can be prevented by taking certain pH modifying medications, other stones can be prevented by lowering the concentration of uric acid in the blood.

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