Hi everyone!

Just an update for you. My last painful attack from my hospital release was around 1am of December 29. I used up 3 ampules of painkillers just for the pain to go away.

And then guess what?

Since then, no more pain. So last Friday, January 2, I asked my attending physician if I can have my IV tube removed already. It was supposed to be replaced, but since I haven’t had pain in a week, I asked permission if I could have it removed so that I will have freedom to move around. Doc gave the go signal, had the IV removed, and voila! Still no pain ever since.

I can only thank the Lord the and prayers of faithful family and friends. Miraculously, I just didn’t feel pain anymore. I am not sure if the stone is still there, but I am pretty sure that I have not yet excreted it in my urine.

I called my urologist this morning and asked if I could stop taking the prescription medication for urolithiasis and he told me okay, but he recommended another KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) ultrasound, just to know where the stone is now.

But I am thinking of foregoing the ultrasound, after all it is no longer causing pain and I don’t have problems with urination. At least that could save me some money, coz we spent a lot at the hospital and with my take home medication.

For now, I am back to work and very busy working, doing my work, and covering for my hubby’s work at the store.

Gotta go now! Thank you all for the love and support! 🙂 God bless you all!


5 thoughts on “Updates

  1. Hi, I just learned about Google alerts and set mine for kidney stones which sent me to your post. Wow, I can definitely relate to your pain. My son has had kidney stones (235+) since age three. You’re absolutely right about the cost of the ultrasounds and all the treatment. I don’t know how anyone w/o insurance can possibly survive since our 20% all these years is killing us. If you can possibly swing it, the ultrasound would give you some peace of mind and direction. My son has lots of nausea and vomiting with his stones. I know adults tend to have blood pressure issues from the pain rather than nausea. With every pain you’ll wonder if it’s the stone and then have the constant worry that it’s going to block your urine. I wrote a book on my son’s ordeal called Tough As Stone – Brandon’s Story which talks about how The Lord helped us when we couldn’t help ourselves and how to own our medical problems rather than get lost in the medical system. I wish you the best of luck with your stone and hope you have a blessed, pain-free 2009!

  2. oh my!!! that is a lot! and there i was writhing in excruciating with just one stone. but thank God, He has healed your son. all the best to you donnain! 🙂

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