7 Times With a Kidney Stent - I Would Rather Have The Stone!!
by Duncan Armfield
In the last five (5) years, I have had seven (7) large kidney stones removed, and each time a stent was placed. I dread the stent, because I know I am one of the unfortunate people that cannot tolerate the stent.
For the week that the stent is in place, I am in almost constant "Renal Colic." When I urinate, it comes out very red, and it stays that way all week.
I am not a wimpy man, but the pain from the kidney stent is beyond words. The best way to describe it is to imagine someone taking a red hot knife, and pushing it into your back and twisting it.
My Doctor knows me, and knows that I am not a drug seeker, nor do I get addicted to the drugs he prescribes. I ask for more "Oxybutynin" which is a kidney spasm reliever. I am also prescribed "Oxycodone" 10mg immediate release. I am given 30 pills of the "Oxycodone" for the week while the stent is in.
When the stent is removed, I no longer take the meds, and am fine.
*** This is to the Doctors out there that have to treat patients. I do feel for you that you have to try to decide who is faking, and who is REALLY in pain and needs your help. And while you are trying to decide, this person could be in the worst pain of their lives.
PLEASE take care of the patients who really need you!!! We depend on you in our time of need.