Author Topic: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone  (Read 1648 times)

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Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« on: Mar 10, 2019, 06:25 PM »
Ouch.....since Thursday at the ER....5mm in size they say....10mm & up they break up...so I have to pass this one...
   

 

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2019, 06:28 PM »
That sucks, good luck to ya
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2019, 06:33 PM »
Hang in there!!  :flex:
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Ouch.....since Thursday at the ER

Had one several years ago. They say the pain is comparable to a woman giving birth...they have my sympathy.Good luck Smitty
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:18 PM »
A buddy had one recently, thought he was dying, after it got through the painful stage all is well. Good luck, you should be good as new shortly!

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:24 PM »
Smitty0312 may you pass the stone/stones soon my Brother in law has dealt with kidney stones not a good experience for anyone.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:44 PM »
Been dealing with kidney stones since I was 21 years old (37 now). I reduce my likelihood of stones by drinking lots of water about 3/4-1 gallon per day and stay away from energy drinks and only 1 or 2 soda pops per day. Stones hurt bad. So the incentive to follow a good regimen is built right in.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2019, 09:09 PM »
Had one several years ago. They say the pain is comparable to a woman giving birth...they have my sympathy.Good luck Smitty

My aunt had both of her kids without any drugs and she's had kidney stones.  She'd rather give birth once a month than have another kidney stone. 

I had one a few years ago that needed surgery. If it was condensed into one solid mass it would've been the size of a racquetball.  My right kidney was only functioning at 5% volume because of it. When I finally went in and got it checked out I was transported an hour away by ambulance because the ER where I went was not equipped to handle one like that.  The urologist who did the surgery said that in his 30+ years of being in the field he had never seen one like mine.  It made me feel special. 

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2019, 09:12 PM »
Have a fast recovery.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #9 on: Mar 11, 2019, 04:17 AM »
I understand completely, had my first one back in 2007. Had 5 from September 2017-March of 2018. Of the 6 only passed 1, the other 5 had to be removed. The surgeries were not that bad but the 2-3 week recovery time after the fact is not a fun. I hope you get this behind you soon.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #10 on: Mar 11, 2019, 06:33 AM »
I have them for the last 10 years, use to drink a gallon of turkey hill ice tea a day. Wife said that was it so I stopped. I drink lots of water, haven't had one in 2yrs. Thank God pain is unreal! Guy I work with said if u feel one comming on drink a couple of cups of hot black coffee, I tried it it worked the last time. I would rather get kicked in the nuts with steel toe shoes that have that pain!! Lol

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #11 on: Mar 11, 2019, 06:45 AM »
Sure glad I haven't ever had one. I drink Water all day long and 4 cups of coffee.  Wife had one so bad they had to lazer it into smaller pieces. Her back was totally bruised from that alone.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #12 on: Mar 11, 2019, 07:00 AM »
My wife has had 8 stones in the last year and she says she would rather give birth. She was unable to pass any of them surgery every time. Hers are caused by salt. She drinks lots of water and no salt in her diet. Good luck smitty hope for a fast recovery.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #13 on: Mar 11, 2019, 07:13 AM »
Just had one kicking my butt 2 weeks ago. :%$#!: I get one every few years. Best advice given here is drink a lot of water.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #14 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:38 AM »
Had one several years ago. They say the pain is comparable to a woman giving birth...they have my sympathy.Good luck Smitty

Yeah, it's similar to childbirth with one BIG exception....After awhile, a woman may want to have another child, but you'd NEVER find another person saying they'd like to have another kidney stone!!!

Good luck, and as the saying goes "This too shall pass!"
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #15 on: Mar 11, 2019, 11:51 AM »
I've felt your pain Smitty, best wishes.
I've had a few, passed some, other one was surgically removed.
They say for a man to pass a stone is one of the 10 worst "natural' pains we can have.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #16 on: Mar 11, 2019, 02:32 PM »
Bummer. I've made stones my whole life. I hope you pass it quick. Get a case of your favorite beer and have at it! The more beer you drink the faster it'll pass!

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #17 on: Mar 11, 2019, 04:23 PM »
Had them myself.  Not fun!  From what I am told the painful part is the stone going through the ureter from your kidney to your bladder.  I wasnt able to catch my stones in the strainer but man did that hurt.  I thought I was dying.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #18 on: Mar 11, 2019, 07:28 PM »
They say for a man to pass a stone is one of the 10 worst "natural' pains we can have.

I’m curious...what were the other 9? 

There are two types of kidney stones. The one that is more uncommon is brought on by eating foods like dairy and red meat. To reduce the likelihood of getting that type you would cut those things out of your diet. I told my doctor that if that’s the type I had he might as well grab a gun and fire a round through my head.  The other more common type can be broken down by consuming things high in citric acid. Inactivity also brings these things on and I had issues with mine when I was working a desk job. Now that I’m not I haven’t had the slightest inkling of one. Prior to needing surgery I can say that in hindsight I’ve probably had others that were not diagnosed.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #19 on: Mar 12, 2019, 06:07 PM »
Ouch.....since Thursday at the ER....5mm in size they say....10mm & up they break up...so I have to pass this one...

Been there, do that about 5-10 times a year! drink lots of water.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #20 on: Mar 12, 2019, 10:58 PM »
When pain makes you puke....it’s bad....had one years ago...none since. Praying for you brother.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #21 on: Mar 13, 2019, 04:29 AM »
Ouch.....since Thursday at the ER....5mm in size they say....10mm & up they break up...so I have to pass this one...
Another case where size matters..........   Had one a few years ago surgically removed.  Don't want another.  Hope you get relief soon!

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #22 on: Mar 13, 2019, 10:12 AM »
I have a friend that had one. He likened it to tieing a line to a treble hook and pulling it out your junk.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #23 on: Mar 13, 2019, 10:52 AM »
Yeah, it's similar to childbirth with one BIG exception....After awhile, a woman may want to have another child, but you'd NEVER find another person saying they'd like to have another kidney stone!!!

Good luck, and as the saying goes "This too shall pass!"
Haven't had one in 10 years self inflicted by drinking coffee all day and no water. Sure makes your eyes water. 12 on the 1 to 10 scale. Get well soon.
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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #24 on: Mar 13, 2019, 11:02 AM »
So sorry to hear.

I clicked on this expecting Smitty to have a humorous story and to have developed some new way to pass the stone (some new genius that gave birth to the Smitty sled).

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #25 on: Mar 13, 2019, 12:27 PM »
I’m curious...what were the other 9? 

I Googled something like "10 worst natural pains list"  but the link is full of click bait trash and didn't want to link it here..."gonadal torsion" was one of the others...

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #26 on: Mar 13, 2019, 12:42 PM »
Oh man, hope it goes quick.  Reading these stories makes me cringe.  Late 20's and haven't had one yet, hoping I never do.  I don't drink as much water daily as I should be, but also only drink a couple of pops/month, no energy drinks. Also fairly active so hoping that helps. I should look more into what else causes them.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #27 on: Mar 14, 2019, 04:59 AM »
so Smitty, how'd it go? Did ya shoot stones yet?

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #28 on: Mar 18, 2019, 09:53 AM »
lithotripsy isn't all that bad. Had done 3x now.

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Re: Smitty Has A Kidney Stone
« Reply #29 on: Mar 20, 2019, 02:39 AM »
I still haven’t passed it boys ....next week may be surgery if I don’t pass it sooner....
   

 

 



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