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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, January 28, 2011

my doctor visit

Today's doctor's visit was everything I had prayed for... truly...
After my regular doctor essentially said to me yesterday, "your infection is cleared up so... you're fine"... end of story... and didn't even address the pain, nausea or anything else... I was really discouraged. I came very close to just letting it go then.
Except for the fact that I'm really uncomfortable.
So... I saw the urologist today and she was simply amazing. Everything I needed her to be. She was concerned. She listed to me. She asked a lot of questions. She did a thorough exam. She said the fact that the infection is cleared up and I'm still in pain is a huge red flag for her. She didn't make me feel like I'm over-reacting. She said - what I said - pain = problem. You have to figure out the cause of the pain.
Sooooo... she did an ultrasound and some xrays and confirmed that I have kidney stones. Have. Present tense.
She gave me a stack of prescriptions to get me through the weekend. None of the stones are currently causing any blockages and they seem to be small enough to pass... not comfortably, but without surgery.
She scheduled a CT scan for next week to get a better look at things and then a follow up appointment next Friday.
Does anyone else hear the sound of the cash register?
It's only money, I guess.
My weekend plans are to rest... I have a friend coming to hang out tomorrow... and then Sunday is Jamie's baptism which I'm going to ... no matter what. I'm hoping I'll be able to get behind the scenes shots like i did with Sarabeth... and... I'm hoping that whatever needs to come out, will come out before Monday!
A girl can hope, right?


Adirondackcountrygal said...

Oh that sucks, I wish you had insurance...

Anonymous said...

I've often heard that beer is a diuretic and will help flush out kidney stones ~ I don't know if that is true or not, but I've heard that many times. Dad has had repeated episodes with kidney stones over the years, and has had to have them blasted a couple of times. Holly had them while pregnant with one of her kiddos. Hope you are able to pass them without too much discomfort. Maybe you did pass one last Saturday night when you were so uncomfortable. Did you call the primary doc and fill her on on the news?

Ken Riches said...

Knowing the problem is most of the battle. This soon will pass :o)

Red*Hot@52! said...

my son had several episodes with kidney stones when he was 9. The urologist recommended he drink lots of lemonade and other acidic beverages, as the acid is supposed to assist in breaking down the stones.

Heather said...

Oh! I have insurance.... I just have a high deductible.