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Old 05-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #4811
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Hope you feel better soon, Charlie. My understanding is that there are very few things more painful than a kidney stone, and there doesn't seem to be a lot doctors can do for them.
Some years ago my late husband got rid of a stone this way: "Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) -- a common treatment for kidney stones that uses sound waves to break up simple stones." Although it saved him a trip to the hospital, he said it was no walk in the park. He never did describe the treatment to me, but the stone was gone. It must have been the early stage of stone formation.

Hope you're feeling better, Charlie.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #4812
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Thank you everybody. I actually felt fine this. Morning land went to work, but in the middle of the road pain came back and hit me so hate, I had to turn around and go back home. I took some pain killers and slept for a while, I think I will go try to drink some lemon juice.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #4813
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Some years ago my late husband got rid of a stone this way: "Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) -- a common treatment for kidney stones that uses sound waves to break up simple stones." Although it saved him a trip to the hospital, he said it was no walk in the park. He never did describe the treatment to me, but the stone was gone. It must have been the early stage of stone formation.

Hope you're feeling better, Charlie.
They do that here at Mass. General. It has been very successful. They are presently experimenting with gall stones. I hope that it works for that also before I have my next gall bladder attack.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #4814
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I was getting some paper work in order. I ran out of staples. So I look in the cabinet where I have kept them for years. Of course with all the mess in there I couldn't find them. I thought they were on the bottom shelf. So I get down on the floor and nope. Not there. I pulled everything out and rearranged the bottom shelf. I have a bunch of stuff that I have to put aside for Spike. Trying to get up. Which is quite a job in itself. I am too old to being doing these things. I thought I was going to have to crawl on my hand and knees to get my phone and call for help. But I managed to get up. I used the cabinet to lean on hoping that the printer is heavy enough to keep it from tipping over. I still haven't found the staples. So back down on the floor I go. I find them, but now I have to put everything back in. Done. The cabinet is nice and orderly. Time to get up again. Didn't I learn the last time? I just sat there looking around for the most sturdy piece of furniture to lean on. I was afraid to press my luck with the cabinet again. I crawl over to my reading chair. Used the stool to lean on. Yea! I made it. But at what cost. I had to take a second pain pill today. I hate taking them. Lesson learned? I doubt it very much.
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Thank you everybody. I actually felt fine this. Morning land went to work, but in the middle of the road pain came back and hit me so hate, I had to turn around and go back home. I took some pain killers and slept for a while, I think I will go try to drink some lemon juice.
You don't have to drink straight lemon juice, Charlie! Make it into lemonade with sweetener and water. I drink an apple cider vinegar drink each day made with honey and water, no worries about kidney stones here, either. You are just trying to acidify your urine so you don't develop new stones and can help reduce old stones.
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I was getting some paper work in order. I ran out of staples. So I look in the cabinet where I have kept them for years. Of course with all the mess in there I couldn't find them. I thought they were on the bottom shelf. So I get down on the floor and nope. Not there. I pulled everything out and rearranged the bottom shelf. I have a bunch of stuff that I have to put aside for Spike. Trying to get up. Which is quite a job in itself. I am too old to being doing these things. I thought I was going to have to crawl on my hand and knees to get my phone and call for help. But I managed to get up. I used the cabinet to lean on hoping that the printer is heavy enough to keep it from tipping over. I still haven't found the staples. So back down on the floor I go. I find them, but now I have to put everything back in. Done. The cabinet is nice and orderly. Time to get up again. Didn't I learn the last time? I just sat there looking around for the most sturdy piece of furniture to lean on. I was afraid to press my luck with the cabinet again. I crawl over to my reading chair. Used the stool to lean on. Yea! I made it. But at what cost. I had to take a second pain pill today. I hate taking them. Lesson learned? I doubt it very much.
Once I'm on the floor, I make sure there is nothing else that needs to get done before I get up. THEN I start looking for something to help me up...my knees just will not lift me anymore.
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You don't have to drink straight lemon juice, Charlie! Make it into lemonade with sweetener and water. I drink an apple cider vinegar drink each day made with honey and water, no worries about kidney stones here, either. You are just trying to acidify your urine so you don't develop new stones and can help reduce old stones.
Ah, so any citrus or vinegar will work, how about cranberry or pomegranite juice?
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A bird just pooped through our screen window and it landed on the kitchen floor? How in the .....?????
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Ah, so any citrus or vinegar will work, how about cranberry or pomegranite juice?
Citrus and vinegar are more acidic than cranberry and pom, they should be used if you are working on stones you already have. Cran and pom are fine for prevention.
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A bird just pooped through our screen window and it landed on the kitchen floor? How in the .....?????
Good aim...you didn't just mop the floor did you? I know they target just washed cars.
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