Re: Kidney stones
Hi, Luca. The stones that showed on Ultrasound didn't show on X-Ray, which MAY rule out the calcium oxylate & calcium phosphate types. I just did 24-hr. urine collection, should have results in 7-10 days.
I also saw info on distal renal tubular acidosis. I haven't yet had any tests that could disprove it, or leave it on the table.
I also think Sjogren's can occur secondary to lupus. But it seems stones can also happen in absence of all such conditions, just due to family traits. My mom had chronic bladder problems that surgery didn't correct; and in her old age she learned she'd somehow lost a kidney, one had withered (scary). My dad had gout. i.e., I may have familial risk factors. I told my uorlogist all this.
My "plan" is to await the 24-hr. collection findings & hopefully will learn stone composition. I know to go to ER for total blockage, which it didn't this time. What's weird: for years I thought I had some sort of episodic cystitis, but now I'm wondering if I've been forming grit all along, just bigger this time.
Here's a snicker. A few weeks ago, I was actually crawling from room to room, which my dog perceived as a fine game. (I'm laughing now, wasn't then.) Anyway, thanks again for your comments, which are very on-target with my list so far, which confirms that I must have a pretty decent list going, as your input is always so dead-on. Very best wishes for the new year, Vee