Kidney Stent Troubles
After suffering for a year with chronic pain, the doctor finally diagnosed a 12 mm stone stuck and slowly on the move in my urethra. I was urgently rushed to the A&E as stone change position. It turned out my kidney was blocked and urethra extremely swollen.
A stent was put in place to allow the kidney to drain and rest the inflamed tubes before they could go in and remove the stone. That stent had to be the most painful thing I've ever had! I couldn't walk properly. The urgent need to pee all the time left me feeling awful and desperate.
I felt I needed oxygen and air. The groin pain was unbearable and I felt like my inside was falling out! I had to double up on movicol, as emptying the bowels caused more problems. The constant pain in every thing I did caused utter tiredness and I really couldn't do much without needing to lay down and sleep often.
Some days later I had the stone removed and kidneys hovered out, yet another stent was put into place.
Another four (4) weeks later I'm waiting to have this stent taken out as the unbearable pain and discomfort of it is exactly the same as before when I had the stone removed. I'm counting down the days now for its removal!
How some people can get on with everyday life, with a stent, is beyond me. I haven't been able to tolerate this thing very well at all.