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knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 21,257 Senior Member
JuniorX, my current (and 10th) kidney stone hasn't moved in 2 weeks. So surgery to go get it is scheduled for Tuesday.

Prayers and kind thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,825 Senior Member
    What type? Snake, cut, or dynamite?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #3
    Snake is the first option. The Doc's not sure he can hit it with the dynamite (lithotripsy). 
    I make a LARGE area to shoot through and find a 5x6mm target.
    Figures it'll be a LOT easier to find with the scope.

    I am tempted to tell him "fetch" before they knock me out :D 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,808 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #4
    My fishing buddy got his blasted yesterday.  Said he had a rough night, but felt better by 8:00 this morning.  Said it hurt to pee, lots of blood, but no any longer.  His stone was 9mm...pretty big.  They first tried ultrasound with a stent, but it didn't help.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    They used LASERs on my first 2 big ones (8mm) but Doc thinks he can get this one with a basket, though the LASER is an available option too.

    The stents are the worst part, for me. 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,767 Senior Member
    Good luck Paul. I hope you're out back gathering up some deer ASAP.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,825 Senior Member
    Did the snake in 2001 - will need to do it again sometime...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,730 Senior Member
    Good luck with your procedure. I hope it works out with a minimal amount of cutting and or pain.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,973 Senior Member
    Prayers are on the way,

    Every time Iv'e had stones I was able to pass them, I cant imagine the pain your in.

    JAY 
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,825 Senior Member
    As long as they don't mess up your "tramp stamp", its all good! ;):D
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    Thanks guys
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,158 Senior Member
    Good thoughts your way, Paul.  o:)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    Good luck with this.. it definitely is not on my bucket list.  Bring him a small set of Exacto knives as a joke.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,890 Senior Member
    At least you know what to expect, but it still sucks!! Hope all goes well for you!!
  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 733 Senior Member
    Prayers on their way Paul! 
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,126 Senior Member
    Prayers on their way to you my friend. Luckily I cant imagine the pain you are in, just the thought of it makes me feel queasy.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,841 Senior Member
    Good luck, I hope it comes out easy. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,318 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
      His stone was 9mm...pretty big.  They first tried ultrasound with a stent, but it didn't help.
    Anybody who says that a 9mm can't bring a grown man to his knees. . . :#
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    Thanks everyone,  going to be a fun few days :s
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,811 Senior Member
    Just Prayed you pass it and don't need surgery o:)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,274 Senior Member
    All my best poet !

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,808 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Just Prayed you pass it and don't need surgery o:)
    Don't see how anyone can pass a 8mm stone.  Surgery is seldom practiced, in most cases, since lasers came out with the ability to turn a stone into powder.  My buddy had a stent inserted that kept the stone from entering the bladder...so he could go fishing in VA.  The ultrasound didn't work. Thus the laser. It still wasn't easy for a while.   Lots of peeing blood and pain, but it got better.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    Luckily JuniorX is 5x6mm, they had HOPED I would pass it, but it's still roughly 1/3 of the way from my kidney to bladder. After 2 weeks, that's enough
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,242 Senior Member
    Yikes.  Prayers out!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,065 Senior Member
    Prayers for a great outcome brother.  Sorry about the pain.  Dad was prone to kidney stones, something I’m glad I did not inherit from him.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    Thanks guys

    @GunNut, you're lucky
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,188 Senior Member
    They put you on FlowMax? I've passed a couple 5's using it..........
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    yes, they did

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,434 Senior Member
    Hope they can get it out with a minimum of pain. Prayers for a quick and painless removal and recovery! o:)
    I hate kidney stones. My last one was 2.5 Centimeters. Had to blast that sucker twice a couple weeks apart, and use basket to retrieve the big hunks on second blasting.  I hurt for a month after that. One the size you have makes me hurt just thinking about it. :#
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,758 Senior Member
    good luck----just prayed
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,257 Senior Member
    thanks guys
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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