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My husband drinks Simply Lemonade (or homemade during citrus season)daily. He hasn't had a kidney stone recurrence since he started his daily regimen. Cranberry capsules may also help you.

Meg

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Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
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Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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Cranberry and Lemonade are good and reasonable preventative measures, but once you have a stone to pass, they do nothing and might tax your kidneys more. Once you have a stone, drink copious water, nothing else.

So many species,

so little time.

Coconut Creek, Florida

Zone 10b (Zone 11 except for once evey 10 or 20 years)

Last Freeze: 2011,50 Miles North of Fairchilds

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Jen has an 8mm stone. We were in the ER all night last night. The pain was so intense she was throwing up all day and became extremely dehydrated. I was not pretty. She's all doped up now. Hopefully the urologist can see her tomorrow. They wasted the entire day waiting for a referral to com her general doctor who doesn't have anything to do or even know about this problem. they wouldn't take the referral from the ER doctor such BS

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Jen has an 8mm stone. We were in the ER all night last night. The pain was so intense she was throwing up all day and became extremely dehydrated. I was not pretty. She's all doped up now. Hopefully the urologist can see her tomorrow. They wasted the entire day waiting for a referral to com her general doctor who doesn't have anything to do or even know about this problem. they wouldn't take the referral from the ER doctor such BS

That sucks! One tip I got on here was drink lots of beer. Numbs the pain and flushes it out. Get her some miller 64 so she can drink a ton without getting plastered. Hope she feels better soon. She can add it to her stone collection once she passes it.

"it's not dead it's sleeping"

Santee ca, zone10a/9b

18 miles from the ocean

avg. winter 68/40.avg summer 88/64.records 113/25

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Sorry to hear, hope she feels better soon.

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8MM is a VERY big stone. That has got to hurt. In the ER, they gave me dilaudid, and that works very well. They sent me home with an Oxycodone and flomax scrip, along with 800mg ibuprofen, cipro for infection and an anti nausea med.

I have never been stabbed, so I can't compare that pain. I would say it feels like my testicles were shoved up to my lower back and put in a pair of vice grips.

So many species,

so little time.

Coconut Creek, Florida

Zone 10b (Zone 11 except for once evey 10 or 20 years)

Last Freeze: 2011,50 Miles North of Fairchilds

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In the Philippines we use fresh coconut juice which helps pass the stones through fast. I was just thinking that a coconut palm could have helped you Steve?

I had a nasty stone many years ago back in Australia but had no coconuts to use (shame).

Anyway glad to hear that you passed it and are ok.

Kind regards.

Jerry.

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They said 8mm is too big to pass. Still waiting on the "referal" for the urologist appointment. We're so pissed. no pun intended

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Oh my, how awful. She (and you) are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope those doctors get their acts together soon.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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Jen has an 8mm stone. We were in the ER all night last night. The pain was so intense she was throwing up all day and became extremely dehydrated. I was not pretty. She's all doped up now. Hopefully the urologist can see her tomorrow. They wasted the entire day waiting for a referral to com her general doctor who doesn't have anything to do or even know about this problem. they wouldn't take the referral from the ER doctor such BS

Who is the they???

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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The Urologist

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Matt:

OUCH, hoping the pain will stop soon for both of you.

I know sometimes they can break up stones into pieces that will let them pass.

best to both of you

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I agree with DoomsDave-breaking it up is certainly what I would want -I wonder if your doctor thinks that you might be a good canidate for Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)?

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What an awful experience. :( I think they use some kind of ultrasound to break up a large stone. I hope relief is on the way immediately.

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They told her today the urologist is going on vacation and won't be back until April 9th. it took them 2 days to tell her that! So she found another urologist that can see her on Wed. Hopefully no er trips before then

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Do you know if the stone was diagnosed with x-rays or ultrasound or both? Ultrasound is certainly an important test to have done in this situation to assure that the stone is not obstructing urine flow from the kidney to the ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder). If the stone is partially or completely obstructing the flow of urine from the kidney, this can not only be very painful, but can cause damage to the kidney itself. Did they do any bloodwork to look at her kidney values? If the stone is causing a partial or complete obstruction, the urologist will likely pass a stent (small tube) into the kidney to relieve the obstruction and promote normal urine flow. This is not a permanent solution but is meant to protect the kidney and relieve pain until the stone can be addressed further. As she is unable to pass the stone on her own, the best solution to address the stone will likely be lithotripsy, where sound waves are used the break the stone into smaller pieces which can then be passed naturally.

I hope that helps. Good luck to you both.

Mike

San Diego, CA

~5 miles from the ocean

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They did the ct scan. Her kidney values were ok but not perfect.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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I wish a karate chop could solve the problem... Hope Jen gets relief soon..

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

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Matt,

That's terrible! Having to wait until Wednesday certainly doesn't sound like she is getting the urgent attention and care that she needs. I hope something works out way before then. My very best to Jen (and to you), :)

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They told her today the urologist is going on vacation and won't be back until April 9th. it took them 2 days to tell her that! So she found another urologist that can see her on Wed. Hopefully no er trips before then

I would file a complaint with the state medical board on this urologist. Next, file a lawsuit and have him served on his vacation, just to make him happy. Its amazing how a MD degree makes many in the profession lose common courtesy. :evil:

Coral Gables, FL 8 miles North of Fairchild USDA Zone 10B

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Hope she is feeling better and can hang on till Wed.

My husband had his latest stone blasted to sand at the VA hospital in St. Petersburg last Dec. Our niece went along to drive us home as I'm no longer able to drive. Operating room staff sedated him with morphine but the recovery room staff released him too soon. He ended up having a seizure in his wheelchair on the way out and all of us spent an extra 3 hours in the emergency room. Best place to have a seizure is 20 feet from emergency. And a couple of women shouting, "Somebody help us!" brings techs and nurses running.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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Matt, you have a right to be pissed, to coin a phrase.

If you have one of those HMO health plans that hates to prescribe specialists, maybe dump them and go to a regular health PPO plan if you can.

This hurts to read! :(

Hope Jen feels better!

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Very sad to hear its very difficult to get a doctor's appointment in time.Here in india many elders consume water from tender coconut,barley water i.e barley grains are boiled with water,then the water alone is extracted from the cooked grains using a filter.Now the water is used to drink whenever one feels thirsty.And people who have crossed 40 years and above avoid taking in hot spicy food with salt regularly.

Even water melon juice is very beneficial.And also avoid food items prepared by using tomatos.

And by the way alcohol beverages & beer want help much in this cure.

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My husband had his latest stone blasted to sand at the VA hospital in St. Petersburg last Dec. Our niece went along to drive us home as I'm no longer able to drive. Operating room staff sedated him with morphine but the recovery room staff released him too soon. He ended up having a seizure in his wheelchair on the way out and all of us spent an extra 3 hours in the emergency room. Best place to have a seizure is 20 feet from emergency. And a couple of women shouting, "Somebody help us!" brings techs and nurses running.

Dear Meg,

Here in india health care is govt subsidized.And though we are very populous country we do not find it difficult to get appointment to a

doctor.And iam surprised to see how health care is not upto the mark in developed countries.Here when a person is operated they are

admitted for about 2 to 3 days depending on the patients health condition & age.Only when the chief doctor signs in out patient challan

the patient is allowed to leave for this home.

Last year my father under went eye surgery for removing cataract,the method used was laser treatment called lassic micro hole surgery.

where the lensof the eye was replaced with artificial lens.though the operation lasted for 40 minutes,he was discharged from the eye hospital

only the following day since he was heart patient,has high B.P and even sugar complaint so they kept him under observation.By the way the

operation was done only for one eye.After a month he under went the same procedure for the other eye.

Though india is democratic country,the pattern is socialistic one as seen in france,So health care & health related products(medicines) are

cheap and effective compared to the developed world.

Love,

kris.

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