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#31 1elephant

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:59 PM

    all i picture is the 7 dwarfs (dwarves?) going to work in the mine...are they in the bathroom with you?
    just remember not to use that strainer for spaghetti

    #32 Spazz

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      Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:44 PM

      I'm so glad that you finally found out what it is. Like Stephanie said...Happy peeing (lol)!

      #33 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:09 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by lauren c.
        all i picture is the 7 dwarfs (dwarves?) going to work in the mine...are they in the bathroom with you?
        just remember not to use that strainer for spaghetti
        I'm so glad that you finally found out what it is. Like Stephanie said...Happy peeing (lol)!
        lol, thanks Lizz :)



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        I wonder when this thing is gonna pass. I took one of the pain meds and I can still feel a lot of discomfort. Get out of there, you!!! Not only am I loopy from the drug but I'm feeling sooo easily distracted right now. I'm supposed to be reading something for American Lit. but playing on the computer seems so much more fun right now.

        Also, I looked up the other med I'm supposed to be taking - Flomax - and it's used to treat male prostate problems. It says if you experience an erection for more than 4 hours call your doctor - I think I'd be calling Maury if that happened! lol On a serious note though, it says if you're allergic to sulfa drugs (I am) that you might have a reaction to this also. Not sure if I should go ahead and take it or wait until tomorrow to call the doctor's office...

        ~ Jaime & Martin ~
        "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

        We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

        We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


        #34 foxytv

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          Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:13 AM

          OMG Jaime!!!!

          I can TOTALLY 100% relate!

          I have had 13 (count 'em 13!!!) kidney stones over the years. I have gotten them ssoo often that I know when I have one and go right to the doctor for a shot and then have to just wait it out b/c they are usually small enough not to require being surgically broken up (only had to have that once).

          My kidney stones have all been calcium oxilates.

          The doctor told me those types of stones form from certain things we eat drink, for the most part. So, I had to cut out soda, iced tea (not hot, only iced), peanuts, greens (kale, collards, turnips, etc) ... and stop drinking water from the tap when I lived in WV (the water was high in calcium).

          When I changed those things, I didn't have any issues.

          Have only had 1 in the past 8 years -- and that was actually just a few months ago -- but it passed on its own in a few days with some pain medicine to get me through. And, I eat greens all the time now.

          Clear indicators are sharp pains in the lower right side of your back, and in the worst cases, naseau.

          I always have to strain my pee during a kidney stone spell too. I have a hugely funny story about my MOH's hubby dipping his hand into the toilet to get out my stone once it passed one weekend b/c I hadn't strained ... and since my pee was clear he didn't realize I had peed in the toilet. He freaked out when I was like "WTF are you doing?!"

          Anyway ... boy am I rambling ... but it's important to catch it in the strainer so they can see what type of stone it is. That way they can tell you if, like me, you need to avid certain foods or what is best for you to not get another.

          GOOD LUCK! Any questions, just ask! I've been there more times than I'd like to count!

          #35 JaimeLynne

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            Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:35 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by foxytv
            OMG Jaime!!!!

            I can TOTALLY 100% relate!

            I have had 13 (count 'em 13!!!) kidney stones over the years. I have gotten them ssoo often that I know when I have one and go right to the doctor for a shot and then have to just wait it out b/c they are usually small enough not to require being surgically broken up (only had to have that once).

            My kidney stones have all been calcium oxilates.

            The doctor told me those types of stones form from certain things we eat drink, for the most part. So, I had to cut out soda, iced tea (not hot, only iced), peanuts, greens (kale, collards, turnips, etc) ... and stop drinking water from the tap when I lived in WV (the water was high in calcium).

            When I changed those things, I didn't have any issues.

            Have only had 1 in the past 8 years -- and that was actually just a few months ago -- but it passed on its own in a few days with some pain medicine to get me through. And, I eat greens all the time now.

            Clear indicators are sharp pains in the lower right side of your back, and in the worst cases, naseau.

            I always have to strain my pee during a kidney stone spell too. I have a hugely funny story about my MOH's hubby dipping his hand into the toilet to get out my stone once it passed one weekend b/c I hadn't strained ... and since my pee was clear he didn't realize I had peed in the toilet. He freaked out when I was like "WTF are you doing?!"

            Anyway ... boy am I rambling ... but it's important to catch it in the strainer so they can see what type of stone it is. That way they can tell you if, like me, you need to avid certain foods or what is best for you to not get another.

            GOOD LUCK! Any questions, just ask! I've been there more times than I'd like to count!
            lol, WOW Tami! That is funny about your MOH's DH fishing out your stone.

            I am almost certain it's from taking extra calcium & vitamin C supplements. I was doing this because I had been sick for a long time and I was trying to boost my immune system. Sheesh, see where being healthy got me?!?

            My Grandfather also got them when he took Calcium supplements. He hasn't taken them since and has been kidney stone free

            No more Cal/Mag supplements for Jaime!

            Thanks for sharing your story :)

            ~ Jaime & Martin ~
            "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

            We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

            We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


            #36 starchild

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              Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:28 AM

              Well at least you know you aren't crazy, right? And how much of med school did the doctors at that other joint sleep through? Google can probably diagnose better than them, fu@kers!

              It's uncomfortable but count your lucky stars that is easy to fix. Now drink lots of water and get rid of that sucker!

              #37 foxytv

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                Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:16 AM

                Know what my doc used to recommend to help pass the stones?

                BEER!!!!

                No joke.

                He told me it's the only time h would ever recommend taking a pain med and rinking alcohol ... but he says the beer helps you pee and pass!

                It's true!!!! And it works!!!

                #38 JaimeLynne

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                  Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:36 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by foxytv
                  Know what my doc used to recommend to help pass the stones?

                  BEER!!!!

                  No joke.

                  He told me it's the only time h would ever recommend taking a pain med and rinking alcohol ... but he says the beer helps you pee and pass!

                  It's true!!!! And it works!!!
                  You know what, that's the 2nd time I've heard that! The other time was from a friend of a friend who gets them constantly. I can't believe a doctor would actually recommend taking pain meds w/beer. WEIRD. I don't really like it but it might be worth a shot... So what's the prescription for beer? lol

                  Btw, has anyone else ever taken this Flomax stuff? Side effects listed can be stuffy/runny nose and BOY did I ever wake up with both of these! I can't stop stuff from coming out! I can't find on the net how long these side effects should last (Dr. prescribed (1) .4mg pill @ night). If there are any nurses out there reading this I'd love to hear your input! I took Claritin this morning to see if that would help at all cause it feels just like bad allergies.

                  Oh hey, Tami - I have another question for you: does the actual passing (i.e. peeing out) of the stone hurt bad? The doc told me that the worst should be over but I would think passing the stone would be the worst part. It's definitely still in there, I can feel it deep down on the right side of my lower back/abdomen.

                  P.S. - I had a dream that it came out and it was the size of a prune! LOL

                  ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                  "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                  We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                  We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                  #39 A10CalGal

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                    Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:08 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by foxytv
                    Know what my doc used to recommend to help pass the stones?

                    BEER!!!!

                    No joke.

                    He told me it's the only time h would ever recommend taking a pain med and rinking alcohol ... but he says the beer helps you pee and pass!

                    It's true!!!! And it works!!!
                    Now that is an awesome doctor!!

                    #40 JaimeLynne

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                      Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:15 PM

                      So today I will go in for a CT scan so they can take a look around and see what's going on. I'm getting nervous about this. It doesn't feel like the stone has moved at all this week - it's been stuck in the same place for at least 3 wks. now. I tried driving out to school on Tuesday (we had Monday off thank goodness) but I felt really loopy on the drive out there and by the time I got near the campus (30 min drive) I had to call Martin crying because it hurt so bad. I had taken the Naproxen but it wasn't doing anything at all so I had to come home and take the Vicodin. I've emailed all my teachers and luckily they seem to understand but I've already missed 2 quizzes and it's only the 2nd week. This will be my 3rd day staying home. The pain is fine as long as I lay down (did that all day yesterday) but as soon as I get up and start moving around or sit up straight for a long period of time it gets really achy.

                      I hope it's not stuck...
                      Or that it's something worse...
                      Ugh, ok I'm letting my imagination get the best of me.

                      ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                      "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                      We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!





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