Kidney Stent Better than Kidney Stones

by Heather
(Greenville sc 29607)

Last Tuesday night (September 30, 2014) I was diagnosed with kidney stones. But unknown to me, I had been passing a few stones along the way. (It seems that I have a very high tolerance for pain).

At first, after hearing and accepting the news, I thought that it would have been best for my body and me to allow the stones to pass naturally... That, however, was a no go.

As it turns out, I had outpatient surgery today (Monday October 6, 2014) and woke up with a kidney stent. The doctor got most but not all of the stones out. The stent is slightly uncomfortable especially when changing from sitting to standing (and vice versa). I also experience some discomfort when bending and using the restroom.

In all, the stent is a cake walk compared to a Bartholin glad catheter (aka stent). At least, that is the way I look at it. I always try to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and I encourage others to do the same.

Always remember, if you don't see the light at the end of the tunnel... Maybe YOU are the light (author unknown).
Hope this helps, good luck!

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Oct 07, 2014
Hope You're Feeling Better!
by: Charlene Crosthwaite

Just remember to drink LOTS!
I was surprised to hear that I even had kidney stones because I'd never had an issue with them before 2013.
After dealing with the stent and stones, I make sure I consume LOTS of lemonade and water. Apparently my urologist is now suggesting at least 100 ounces of fluid daily! I know that in order to get the stones to pass I had consumed a gallon of liquid (mostly lemonade) a day!
You are right that kidney stents are uncomfortable, but compared to kidney stone pain, they aren't too bad!
I too have a high tolerance for pain, which is why when the first urologist I spoke to told me that they inserted the stent because I apparently couldn't handle the pain, I wanted to plant my toe where the sun don't shine! I had already been told by the urologists that inserted the stent that it was to relieve a complete blockage of the kidney that had caused the kidney to swell and was then given mega doses of antibiotics to ward off a massive kidney infection!

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