View Full Version : Stone creator extrodinaire
03-01-2006, 12:54 AM
Man, do I have a talent. Not only can I make kidney stones, the only ones I make are too big to pass!
My first one (1999) was 11 cm long. Pulverized by lithotripsy.
My second one (2006) is even larger and called a "staghorn" because it's shaped like deer antlers. I'm due for lithotripsy on Friday.
Right now the drugs ain't working and my life sucks........
03-01-2006, 12:58 AM
What is it mainly composed of? Are there certain foods you should be avoiding?
03-01-2006, 01:03 AM
Dunno. I know when he pulled the stent (sp?) out of me last time it was pretty calcified. I will push for whatever testing they can do to find me that answer.
I was told that once you get a kidney stone you WILL get others. A 10% chance a year to get another one. Cumulative. I figure I dodged it for 7 years, but would have preferred 100.
03-01-2006, 03:28 AM
Lame. That sucks.
The stones are mainly made of calcium.
Are you asian by any chance, scotty?
03-01-2006, 03:54 AM
No sir. European decent, German on my mother's side and mutt, mostly English, on my father's side.
Dems sum big ass stones, dude!!!!!
Sorry for your discomfort, hope all goes well.
03-01-2006, 04:14 AM
When I started this thread around midnight, I was on the tail end of 3 vicodin. I've been able to add a couple more and the pain is finally fading and I'm getting sleepy. Hopefully, this will be the last time the monster stirs until I go under the stone smasher.
03-01-2006, 10:21 AM
When I get a stone, I just punch myself in the midsection until I cry.
03-01-2006, 10:41 AM
not sure how that helps...:confused:
03-01-2006, 12:28 PM
It doesn't... just gives him an excuse.
03-01-2006, 12:32 PM
Drink copious amounts of Cranberry juice...until it comes out of your...ears!:D
Cranberry Juice for Kidney Stones (http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2004/september/juice.htm)
03-01-2006, 12:33 PM
On the cause of the stones...
Calcium rich foods/ supplements to be sure, but an co-worker who suffered them repeatedly told me that sodas (Coke, DR. P, etc.) were a big contributor...
03-01-2006, 12:35 PM
Yep...my friends who have had them were big soda drinkers. It's also important to drink good ole H2O regularly for prevention.
03-01-2006, 12:36 PM
Drink copious amounts of Cranberry juice...until it comes out of your...ears!:D "It" being the stone? ;)
03-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Ha! Ok, maybe... but I meant drink the juice until the juice comes out of the ears.:p
03-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. Today I'm feelin' much better, though I'm looking forward to Friday when they break that puppy up.
I guess I need to lay off the sodas......
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