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BUTLER REDSFAN
02-04-2008, 11:36 PM
Woke up one morning last May-pain/nausea in my right side,enough to keep me from drawing a good breath--go to emergency room--doc tells me I have kidney stones--gives me a shot 4 nausea which really helped-gave me vicodins for pain--they helped-went home+slept for several hours and felt fine----saw my urologist a few days later--he took an xray and said I have 2 small kidney stones in right side that are in such a position that they may never bother me again or could move and go nuclear 5 minutes or 50 years from now..very reassuring--he said I could have a procedure done involving wires going up places that they dont belong....other than the original episode in May nothing has happened since then..wouldn't I feel them if I passed them? eveytime I have a twinge in my side I think Oh crap here it comes..I wonder if they are still there but I cant afford an xray every other week.....

acredsfan
02-04-2008, 11:52 PM
I went through kidney stones over the summer. The pain lasted for more than two days, with the nausea and everything. I passed them, and I felt some but not the others. It kind of depends on what kind they are. Some break up as they go through, some do not. I must say that I do the same thing when my side/back starts to feel funny, but luckily I haven't had any other problems. The only thing I can say is something others here told me... Lay off caffeine and drink lots of water. I've cut caffeine almost completely out of my diet.

The only way you could have told for sure is to filter your urine, which I'm surprised they didn't have you do.

Also, people who have never had kidney stones can't relate to the pain, it took me to the floor, and my orthopaedic doctor says I have one of the highest pain tolerances he's ever seen. People who hadn't had them where I work picked on me a little, but one of my bosses who had been in that situation quickly explained that it is nothing to laugh at...

BUTLER REDSFAN
02-04-2008, 11:55 PM
yeah--i did the filter thing for about a month after that but to no avail

acredsfan
02-05-2008, 01:30 AM
yeah--i did the filter thing for about a month after that but to no availFun isn't it? I hope you don't have any other problems. It's just an uneasy feeling I'm sure. I really can't give you any other advice if filtering offered nothing. I'm sure someone here can help though. I wish you the best.

Deepred05
02-05-2008, 07:07 AM
I had them myself a few years back. Haven't had a recurrence, and it has been five years.
Part of the pain for me was not knowing what the heck it was. Could have sworn my appendix was about to burst.

Dom Heffner
02-05-2008, 05:18 PM
My step-father passed one the size of a small chestnut. Ouch, it was big.

I feel for you, man.

The most painful things I've ever been through:

1) Asthma attack (Never had one until I was 31 years old. I thought I was dead.)
2) Abcess tooth

Anybody ever tells you they have asthma, sympathize with them. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

SunDeck
02-05-2008, 05:26 PM
My step-father passed one the size of a small chestnut.



I did NOT need to read that, Dom. :eek:

Dom Heffner
02-05-2008, 05:29 PM
I did NOT need to read that, Dom.


I was working for him at the time, and he brought it out to show everyone in the break area.

I was sort of like you were- I didn't need to see that- but then I figured, you know, that man just pushed that through his urinary tract, so he can do whatever the heck he wants with it. If he needs me to say, holy cow, I'm saying holy cow. He was sweating something awful.

It was bigger than anything I ever thought you could pass through there.

Playadlc
02-05-2008, 05:46 PM
My step-father passed one the size of a small chestnut. Ouch, it was big.

I feel for you, man.

The most painful things I've ever been through:

1) Asthma attack (Never had one until I was 31 years old. I thought I was dead.)
2) Abcess tooth

Anybody ever tells you they have asthma, sympathize with them. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

I had a chipped tooth one time that allowed air to get to the nerve. I have no idea why, but it felt like someone was taking a knife and stabbing me in my gum. It was the worst pain I have ever felt and nothing has even come close.

If kidney stones are worse than that pain, then man...that would be rough.

SunDeck
02-05-2008, 05:51 PM
I was working for him at the time, and he brought it out to show everyone in the break area.

I was sort of like you were- I didn't need to see that- but then I figured, you know, that man just pushed that through his urinary tract, so he can do whatever the heck he wants with it. If he needs me to say, holy cow, I'm saying holy cow. He was sweating something awful.

It was bigger than anything I ever thought you could pass through there.

What's it like to have Chuck Norris as a father in law?

marcshoe
02-05-2008, 06:00 PM
I've been processing a kidney stone about every six months for the past three or four years. The first was by far the worst, but the last one was pretty bad, too.

I have had worse pain, though. I was in a car wreck many years ago, and some time later discovered that I had torn a hole in my diaphragm. My colon apparently wanted to go exploring and tried to move up, through the small hole, into my chest cavity. It managed to partly make it.

The pain was close, but the stones haven't been quite as bad as that.

Dom Heffner
02-05-2008, 06:07 PM
What's it like to have Chuck Norris as a father in law?


My step dad is in his seventies. Pretty impressive. I think the first thing out of my mouth was that he should make the thing into a necklace to wear so he could tell people, "You see that? That went through my _____!!!!!" :)

Roy Tucker
02-05-2008, 06:27 PM
My step dad is in his seventies. Pretty impressive. I think the first thing out of my mouth was that he should make the thing into a necklace to wear so he could tell people, "You see that? That went through my _____!!!!!" :)

My dad had kidney stones back in the early 60's. They sliced him open like a watermelon and removed them. Pretty major surgery.

He kept them in a little glass tube with a screw top in his dresser drawer. One day, my brother dared me to open it and smell them. I did.

I really shouldn't have. :barf:

RichRed
02-05-2008, 06:44 PM
I have had worse pain, though. I was in a car wreck many years ago, and some time later discovered that I had torn a hole in my diaphragm. My colon apparently wanted to go exploring and tried to move up, through the small hole, into my chest cavity. It managed to partly make it.


Egads!

I smell a new thread: Worst Pain You've Ever Felt

Who wants to start it?

BUTLER REDSFAN
03-18-2008, 04:42 PM
bump....OK a few weeks back it flared up so this past Friday I had a stent put in but they said it is 9mm's and likely still wouldnt come out on its own--it is lodged somehow--i have an appointment next monday to have it lasered...i am hearing from others and reading horror stories on the internet about horrific the pain is after the lasering..it depends on how much of it they can clear out after they laser it..i am relatively new where i work at and dont want to call off a bunch but sounds like i will probably have to..i really dread next week :(

BuckeyeRedleg
03-18-2008, 04:54 PM
Is there a reason some people get these? Diet? Genetic? Is there something you can do to minimize the possibilty of getting them?

marcshoe
03-18-2008, 07:10 PM
I get mine because I subsist almost totally on cheese.

BUTLER REDSFAN
03-18-2008, 07:19 PM
Is there a reason some people get these? Diet? Genetic? Is there something you can do to minimize the possibilty of getting them?

I have been a fierce pop drinker all my life--mountain dew(diet) the last several years..I drink pop for water...I have a feeling next week I will pay for that too...anyone else out there had a kidney stone lasered???

rotnoid
03-19-2008, 11:17 AM
bump....OK a few weeks back it flared up so this past Friday I had a stent put in but they said it is 9mm's and likely still wouldnt come out on its own--it is lodged somehow--i have an appointment next monday to have it lasered...i am hearing from others and reading horror stories on the internet about horrific the pain is after the lasering..it depends on how much of it they can clear out after they laser it..i am relatively new where i work at and dont want to call off a bunch but sounds like i will probably have to..i really dread next week :(

I had the laser a few years back. Couldn't hold it in for about a week. I don't remember the pain being too awful, but I was pretty drugged up at the time, some cocktail of vicodin, detrol, and something I'm forgetting. After the laser, they'll leave the stent in for 7-10 days (at least they did mine). And as bad as that is, I have to warn you about the removal of the stent. It's pretty much hold on for dear life and pull. In my situation at least, there's no way I could have gone to work.

I'm almost exclusively a water and beer drinker these days. Gave up the pop almost immediately. My doctor said to lay off pop and I should be all right. Haven't had anything close to a relapse.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-05-2008, 11:50 PM
Ok so on 3/26 I go back to get the stone lasered. I wake up expecting the very worst and here comes my wife down the hallway beaming/smiling. She tells me the urologist said that he could no longer find the stone,took x rays and couldnt find it anywhere(said there was an extreme remote chance it went up back into my kidney somehow but said that was highly unlikely). He said that from where I had the stent put in a week earlier(the stent causes you to have to go A LOT) the harder flow caused the stone to disolve on its own. Apparently there are different types of stone and said this was the easiest kind to break up. He took the stent out while I was under so I didnt even have to go back for a followup. I had spent weeks hearing horrific pain stories and looking up youtube videos that I shouldn't have watched. I consider myself very lucky.

GAC
04-06-2008, 05:11 AM
My wife has had a history of gall stone problems. About 5 years ago she had an attack that was unusually painful. The woman must have one high threshold for pain because I was just about ready to leave for work when I went in to check on her. She was in bed, white as a sheet, sweating profusely, and I could see she was in intense agony. I said "That's it! We're going to the emergency room right now!" My wife, like her Dad, hates going to doctors, so she fought me on it. But I forced her. I was ready to carry her out to the car.

At the ER they brought in a Dr who examined her. The gall bladder was ready to erupt. It was already releasing gang green into her system. They called in a surgeon for emergency surgery. Afterwards, the surgeon told me he had never, in all his life as a surgeon, seen a gall bladder in that bad of shape. If it had erupted, and it was ready to, she could have died from all the gang green.

She ended up staying in the hospital for a week, and was bed-ridden for another week because she was in such a weakened state.

rotnoid
04-06-2008, 10:48 PM
Glad to hear everything worked out Butler. Sounds like a perfect ending.