Hi. I found out in May that I have 2 stones in right kidney. I had lithotripsy done on June 5th for the larger one - which then resulted in a nightmare of an ordeal. The lithotripsy went fine, I came out of recovery fine, but that damned stent really messed with me. Mentally more than physically. After 5 days, I asked my uro if it could come out. He told me to get an xray done and he would check how I was coming along. I literally ran out the door that day to get xray, and got a call from the uro's nurse a few hours later letting me know that Dr. C looked at the xray and he was willing to take the stent out. Went and got it out, 2 hours later I was in agony, my body reacted very badly to it being taken out. Spent the night taking Percoset, woke up the next morning and the pain was ok. Great news, right? Well, the next day I wound up in the ER because apparently there was a ton of sand still in me, and I was completely blocked up. Emergency procedure done at 7 that night, had a uretal catheter put in and spent 2 days in the hospital. Released on June 14th, uro told me that even though he cleared out the blockage I still might have a few fragments to pass. June 15th had a bunch of pain which was manageable, woke up on June 16th and peed a ton of sand! Hooray! That was the last of stone 1.
So now I still have Stone 2. I am going on vacation on Saturday, returning in a week, when I will go back to the urologist to talk about taking care of stone 2. My problem is, I have so much anxiety, I am sick. Whenever I feel the slightest twinge in my kidney I get myself in a state thinking "On No! Its coming down! Oh no! The pain is coming!!" This hasnt happened, but mentally, this whole ordeal has me literally vomiting and unable to eat.
I am trying so hard to put myself in a positive state of mind - I have one more stone, I WILL get thru this and do what I have to do... yet there is the part of me that is freaking out so bad about it all.
Any advice? I have a 7 year old and a 9 year old and I am tired (as I am sure they are!) of crazy Mommy.