My Body Makes Kidney Stones
by Laurie Markhorst
My name is Laurie... my body makes kidney stones.
This statement might seem strange but I have had 12 large stones 7mm, 9.2mms etc., removed since 2004. That's at least one stone a year. In each case I've had to use stents.
My body always goes crazy with pain from the stents. The first 5 days I can't sit, stand, lay for goodness sakes I can't breathe because of the pain.
I just had another stone 7.5mms recently removed on 7/21/15. Again another stent was inserted.
It seems like the doctors treat kidney stone removal as an in and out surgery in hours. Each time I end up back in the hospital within 24 hours because the pain is too much. This time I convinced them to keep me for 36 hours and it seems to have helped.
I have been home for two (2) days now and the only problem this time is they didn't give me enough pain meds to last. I am scheduled to get the stent out on Tuesday but will be out of meds by Sunday.
I am in a real panic because I know the pain is coming. If anyone knows anything I can do at home to help I would greatly appreciate your advice.
Good luck to all... Kidney stones are no joke. I delivered all 5 of my children naturally and this pain does not compare.