The Whole Story Behind Kidney Stones
You think you got trouble, cousin? Wed,noon, 19 Feb Thought I was about to pass a second stone, Yep, I did, took all of 30 minutes, just like first one last July. Hurt like %$#$%, justl ike July, but, it was only 30 min. Midnight, 19 feb, started to pass another one. Uh, a bit differeent - pain was excruciating. Had a 30 min drive to ER. Screamed at Wife all the way there. I was birthing a stinking elephunt, head first, complete w/ fullu adult tusks. Started at midnight, ended at about 0600. Nothing would kill the pain. No stones showed uip either. CT showed three stones. Two in kidney. ome about to enter bladder. Bloody urine looked like the Battle of Manila Bay had taken place. Along abiout Sat 1130, something starterted - more paim. Lasted till aboutn 1830. I birthed a beautiful , sand-colored near-perfect stone, eliptical & smooth. Also a lot of sand-like particals.
By now they had given me 7 litres of water hoping to flush them all out. I now looked like the Pillsbury Doughboy or the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Three daays of Lssix brought me nearly back to normal, so they sent me home. 5 days lying on my bak w/ my knees & feet higher than my heart brought me back to the point that my Wife recognized my whole body. A post-hospital visit to my Cardio on THurs, last week, discovered that my PM had lapsed into EOL. I warned my Cardio that it was immninent, but he said "Nah, you've got 5 months, yet." Well, so much for listening to patients! Gohnna be real interesting to see if we REALLY pullit off Tues PM. To quote my Cardio last Thurs as we all sat discussing the situation - "Don, if it's wierd, it is going to happen to you,"
I appreciate your best wishes this past week. Let you know howe it all comes out.