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First Post-Surgical Scans

JeffreyLaw
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Joined: Jan 2019

Had my first post-op scans yesterday. All looks good in and around kidneys and lungs. Blood work slightly better with creatinine back down into high normal.   Still got a stone in the other kidney, but it's been there over a year now and it doesn't seem to have grown.   PA is not authorized to give cannabis recommend, but thinks I likely qualify, even with minimal pain as I can't take most otc painkillers, so that's my next todo.

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stub1969
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congratulations with the clear scans.  Is that stone causing you the pain?  What is the size of the stone?  The reason I ask is I have medullary sponge kidney and have multiple stones in both kidneys.  If it is really causing you pain has your doctor talked with you about the lithotripsy procedure?  

 

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JeffreyLaw
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It's small, 3mm give or take.  No symptoms yet, my luck it'll start migrating while on vacation in a few weeks.  I've had a couple in the past,, so I know what to expect and have my baggie of meds ready.   My last stone was 6.5 and we did litho to break it up.   The key is I have to stay hydrated, my 2mm stone was terrible because I'd gotten dehydrated on a bike ride and it started migrating that night.  By the time I knew it was moving it was too late and I couldn't hold down water.  Once I got to the hospital and on an IV to rehydrate I was fine.

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stub1969
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Hydration is key with stones.  I drink (try to, anyway) about a gallon of water each day.  I'm sure this is the reason I don't feel many of the stones I pass.  Good luck on this one.  Hopefully, it makes it out without any issues.

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