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Large stone in left Ureter

Monday, February 18, 2013

A little over two weeks ago, I came down with a bladder infection.
Woke up around 5:30am with tremendous cramps and couldn't pee. We went to ER and I wound up with a catheter to relieve the pressure.
After 100 or so ml went into the bag, a young Doctor came in and said my bladder was empty and 'after they take out the catheter, I could go home'.

When I told the nurse I had two beers and a lot of water the night before and there should be more urine, she agreed.
Then I remembered I had kidney stones in '04. The Doctor ordered a CT scan of my kidneys and discovered a large stone in my left ureter.
A Urologist decided that since I had a bladder infection (which later tests showed I never had), he would put a stent into my ureter and leave the kidney stone till the infection cleared.
I spent two days in the hospital.

Last week I went back to the Operating room to have the stone lasered into small pieces. Then I was sent home.
Denise has been by my side throughout this ordeal.

For weeks after my L5 - S1 microdiscectomy in June '12, when I had pain in my back, we thought the operation wasn't effective.

That pain in my left back is now GONE! My Surgeon didn't know why I still had pain after that surgery.
So, I strongly recommend if you have back pain, have your kidneys checked.

When I had previous MRIs of my L5 - S1, the imaging never went up high enough to check my kidneys.

Denise and I are surviving this beautiful New England weather.
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DENISE223 2/20/2013 8:29PM

    Thank you God, I'm very happy that you are feeling better and the stent has been removed.
We both believe in the power of prayer and I know you were blessed.
Hopefully by the weekend you'll be back to yourself : )

Someone VERY SPECIAL has a birthday on Saturday, the 23rd. ....
Hmmm..., It's YOU : ) : ) !!
There's no one in my life more important than you and I look forward to sharing your 39th with you! ; )

Love you very much!
AF*FA
Denise & P.A. xoxo




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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/19/2013 7:44PM

    I am so very sorry to hear this and hope that you are feeling a lot better.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/19/2013 5:45PM

    I hope you will feel better, soon !

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BILL60 2/19/2013 7:41AM

    Hang tough!!

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LIBBYL1 2/19/2013 2:00AM

  get better completely soon!

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HEALTHIERKEN 2/19/2013 12:09AM

    Kidney stones : (
ow! ow! ow!

Glad that's over for you.

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