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    Old 01-12-2004, 01:38 PM   #16
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    Hi Becky I cant believe they would cancel your appointment like that, that is just disgusting. Maybe your uro is going skiing with my uro. No honestly you have to do something about that. Can you go to another urologist at all. Thats kind of odd because a friend of mine in the states offered me to come over there and stay at her house and go see someone over there , after the treatment Ive been getting her. And then they have done the same to you anyway.

    Yep Ive felt like you have, its kind of what Im going through at the moment with the upper abdomen pain. I also have menieres disease and get light headed anyway. Last year I had a big fall with severe vertigo and broke my leg and ankle. Its one thing after another. Actually its 5.25 am here and I have been up for the last hour with pains. Have you had the chills at all, where you shake all over from the cold ? The worst thing about being sick is being undiagnosed. At least if they say yeah you have this or you have that. Then that way you can at least deal with whatever it is.

    They say life begins at 40 but believe me its just a falacy (sp) Im 43 and the last 3 years have been terrible. At least my kids are older tho and I can just go to bed and lie down when I do feel ill.

    I was thinking yesterday too, only 3 more days for you and at least you'll know something. Come and post me a message when you hear back from that clinic. Is it a urology clinic you are going to or a private urologist. I was going to send you one of those private message thingies but I dont know how to do it. We are in different time zones but I will be thinking about you all day today. talk to you soon

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    Old 01-15-2004, 06:33 AM   #17
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    Hi Isobelle, Sorry it took so long to get back. My youngest has been out of school the last couple of days because she's sick.

    I got a letter from the urology clinic saying my new appointment is February 10. I guess it's better than April. I go to this clinic because they go by your income. I have no insurance so if I don't go to this clinic, I wouldn't be able to go. The bad part is they can take as long as they want, they figure, where else is that person going to go?

    I can't wait til my husband gets insurance through his work, I'll be so happy.

    I do get chills but not every day. Once every only day. Sometimes I get really hot, I don't feel hot from the outside, but inside I feel like I'm on fire inside and my face looks really flushed. Do you ever have that?

    I'm so upset, I would be going to the doctor today!!!!
    I can't believe I've had this appointment for 3 months and they sent me a letter just a few days ago.

    I have a disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (hs) and I have a hiatal hernia. I think the hernia is why upper abdomen hurts sometimes. I'm also supose to see a doctor about that. My main doctor said I might need surgery for the hernia because it causes so much problems.

    Is there any other health problem you have? Its so nice to be able to talk to people about your health problems. I really glad for this group.

    Well I'm going to close for now, I'll check in tomorrow.
    Talk to you soon!!!
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    Old 01-15-2004, 07:11 AM   #18
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    Hi Becky, I was just thinking about you and worrying that you were ok. Sorry to hear about your appointment being delayed , but yes its better than April. It stinks how they can do that to people. When I went to the urologist I was in there probably for 5 mins and had to pay $160 dollars. I have private medical and only got 80 back so it still cost me 80 bucks. It stinks I know.

    I hope your little girl is ok, my sisters little girl is 3 and she has gastro at the moment. Im staying away, but my sister has been up all night with it as well. Seems to be going around here at the moment.

    It is nice to be able to chat with others about our medical problems, LOL no one else wants to listen to me. I have menieres disease, its an inner ear balance problem that makes me have vertigo ( severe spinning ) last year I fell over and broke my leg and ankle with it. I am also going deaf thru it. And my current problem is I seem to have developed this bad indigestion type feeling in the centre of my abdomen with severe belching. I mean it even scares the dog when I do it, and my husband looks at me sideways. I have those pains again today that I had when I had the hydronephresis. So going to the doctor again tomorrow. But I am going to go to a different doctor. I had an ultra sound on the 15th Oct which showed the left kidney stone, and hydrophresis in the right kidney. I visited 3 times with the pain. My doc was away for a month so the visiting doc said yep you have a kidney stone go drink 3 litres of water a day. next time it was take buscopan tablets. I waited for my doc to get back which was the 1st Dec by this time. He said oh dear you have hydronephresis, one kidney is 99mm and the other is 115mm. Better send you to the urologist. I flew to Perth , seen the urologist and he said Isobelle could I see your test results. I said Oh what test results would that be and he said your urine, blood and x ray tests. I told him I dont have any and he asked well how did I know I had a kidney stone. I told him Id had an ultra sound. So he said well off you go and have a 24 hour urine test a blood test and a kub xray. So I flew home yeah home believe it or not and had the test results. I was so embarrassed and what a waste of money. I seen him on the 23rd Dec. So from the 15th Oct to the 23 Dec I hadnt even had as much as a urine test. So time to move on. Perth is 500 miles from where I live believe it or not. I had these expectations of having the laser thingy and being over and done with. Looks like its not to be as my 10mm stone, which is quite big ( big enough not to pass on its own ) is situated in the left lower pole of my kidney.

    I must look up that thing you have with the exotic sounding name as my husband would say. When I got Menieres , he goes cant you just get a cold and be over and done with it, do you have to get these exotic sounding diseases LOL..

    Anyway off to bed now, take care and I hope all is going well for you. And that you get into that clinic on the 10th. Will be keeping my fingers crossed. I cant believe that they did that to you. Thinking of you.

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    Old 01-19-2004, 09:28 AM   #19
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    Hi Isobelle, How are you? Things are going good here.
    Well my appointment is now in 3 weeks. I'm counting the weeks down. (lol)
    Have you looked up hidradenitis yet??? Very painful disease.

    Have you heard anything from your doctor yet?? Please let me know what he says!!!

    Well I'll close for now, my kids are home today for MLK day. I'll write more tomorrow!!
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    Old 01-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #20
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    Hi Isobelle, How are you? Things are going good here.
    Well my appointment is now in 3 weeks. I'm counting the weeks down. (lol)
    Have you looked up hidradenitis yet??? Very painful disease.

    Have you heard anything from your doctor yet?? Please let me know what he says!!!

    Well I'll close for now, my kids are home today for MLK day. I'll write more tomorrow!!
    Becky
    Hi Becky first off what is MLK day ? Yes I looked up hidrdenitis and yes it does sound very painful. I read it can be associated with Crohns disease and irritable bowel sydrome and I know that can be very painful.
    3 weeks till your appointment - my birthday is a week after your appointment so bring some good news :-)

    I have changed doctors, just lately I've started having this terrible indigestion with a tight chest and a lot of belching. I explained that I had a kidney stone etc and he said that this shouldnt be causing my new problem. Anyway he sent me for a liver function test and also the pylori helicobacter test. I am booked in for the 23rd for an ultra sound on the liver gallbladder etc. Also gave me those really nice expensive nexium tablets just in case of ulcer. I have to admit they have stopped the burning and the belching but my pains are still there.

    When I wake up in the morning Im at my worst, but as soon as I drink a few glasses of water and a cup of tea ( which is a no no ) with ca oxalate stones. I feel much better. Then I eat something and feel worse again. He did say if you drink enough water those stones can actually dissolve. I am getting myself quite distressed lately and glad that I have you and the board. I cant say anything to my hubby as I said to him the other day that one little pin ***** of a pain started under my rib ( the hydronophresis one ) now its moved over to my left side ( the stone side ) and I have all the terrible indigestion, I said I have to have cancer and he told me not to say stupid things.

    Im hoping that the ultra sound will show something , at least then I can get treated so fingers crossed. Geez I rave on dont I LOL
    Id better go - you take care and hear from you soon.

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    Old 01-19-2004, 06:24 PM   #21
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    MLK is a national Holiday. MLK stands for Martin Luther King. I forgot you live in Australia. Sorry!!!
    Your pains sound like what I had when I had gallstones. I'm glad he's checking your gallbladder and liver. When I started having all these problems lately, The first thing that was checked was my liver. My grandmother died of liver cancer, so I guess they just wanted to rule it out.

    It's possible you might have a hiatal hernia, I'm suprised he's not doing an upper GI test on you? It really sounds like some kind of digestion problem.

    Maybe if all those test come back good, ask him about an upper gi.
    That's how they found my hernia. I really hope they find out wants causing your pain. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    You can pick anything you want to have, just not cancer!!!!!(lol) I will pray that it's not that.

    I can't really talk to my husband about things either, If I complain of a headache, he says "join the club"!!!

    I always baby him when he's sick, never when I am.

    I don't mind you raving, thats what I'm hear for!! I'm so glad for these boards.

    I'll talk to you soon.
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    Old 01-20-2004, 04:11 PM   #22
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    MLK is a national Holiday. MLK stands for Martin Luther King. I forgot you live in Australia. Sorry!!!
    Your pains sound like what I had when I had gallstones. I'm glad he's checking your gallbladder and liver. When I started having all these problems lately, The first thing that was checked was my liver. My grandmother died of liver cancer, so I guess they just wanted to rule it out.

    It's possible you might have a hiatal hernia, I'm suprised he's not doing an upper GI test on you? It really sounds like some kind of digestion problem.

    Maybe if all those test come back good, ask him about an upper gi.
    That's how they found my hernia. I really hope they find out wants causing your pain. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    You can pick anything you want to have, just not cancer!!!!!(lol) I will pray that it's not that.

    I can't really talk to my husband about things either, If I complain of a headache, he says "join the club"!!!

    I always baby him when he's sick, never when I am.

    I don't mind you raving, thats what I'm hear for!! I'm so glad for these boards.

    I'll talk to you soon.
    Becky
    Hi Becky how is everything for you today ?? Feeling any better ?
    The new doc Im seeing said he would give me the tablets right away to try and stop the burning etc , and then after the ultrasound etc he would probably do the upper GI. If the ultrasound is normal that is. Last nite the pain in my chest was so bad I could hardly breath. ( Had creamy baked potatoes for dinner ) Im probably stressing myself out and bringing it on. I cant believe that a little pain near my right rib has just caused so many other problems. Anyway 2 more days for the ultrasound. Only trouble is the radiologist never tells you anything LOL you then have the waiting game to go back to the doc to get the results.

    What sort of treatment are you having for that other problem of yours the hydradentis ?? Kidney problems and that combined doesnt sound like fun. Is it genetic and can your kids get it. ? I hope not.

    Off to do some ironing - keep safe and well, and only 3 weeks to go.
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    Old 01-20-2004, 05:01 PM   #23
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    Hi Isobelle, I actually feel pretty good today.
    They only treatment I can get for HS is long term antibiotics, But I don't want to take the antibiotics unless there is a flare up. I'm so worried about getting immuned to the antibiotics.

    I know what you mean about the waiting game, I hate that it takes so long, especially since the radiologist knows that day, they aren't suposed to say anything though!!!
    When I was getting my abdominal ultrasound, the lady asked me if I ever had problems with my kidneys. At that time I didn't think anything of it, untill I saw my doctor a month later and she wanted to send me to a urologist.

    I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.(lol)
    When I had gallstones, I would hurt so bad after eating that I ended up going a week with out eating, because I was terrified it would hurt more.

    I ended up having to get my gallbladder taken out, If that is what you have, they might have to take it out too. I was so relieved after it was taken out.

    Well, I'm going to close for now, I'll talk to you tomorrow!!
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    Old 01-22-2004, 03:16 PM   #24
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    Hi Becky how are you today, glad you have been feeling ok the last couple of days. Same here. Yeah the eating thing is a problem for me too. I had shrimp in garlic cream sauce the other night because I thought oh no way could I tolerate a steak. LOL I think the steak would of been better.

    I am off for the ultra sound this morning and have been fasting. I just got out of bed and dying for my morning cuppa and some water. But only an hour to go. I hope they do my kidneys again just to make sure that the right one is ok. Getting closer to your appointment are you still having kidney pain ? Have you had kidney pain or did they just pick that up something on the ultra sound ? probably hydronophresis. It hurts too, your back just about kills you with the pain of that. I am feeling really good this morning. Since the kidney trouble it seems to have moved on and now the digestive problems. But those nexium tablets are great. Anyway gotta go get ready. talk to you soon

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    Old 01-22-2004, 04:36 PM   #25
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    Hi Isobelle, Hope all goes well today. I'll be thinking of you. Please let me know what they say!!
    I have been feeling a little better, I still have back pain more than anything and still have incontinuence.

    I just found out that an 11 year old brought a gun to my childrens school today. I got a letter from the school when my kids came home and with in 15 minutes after reading it, my kids school was on the news. He is 11, after the police showed up, they brought him straight to a juvinile detention center.

    I am so glad that one of the children that goes there, told the principal.

    I'm glad to hear that the nexium is working, I'm wondering if it might be acid reflex disease.

    Well I'm closing for now, Talk to you soon!!!
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    Hi Becky so glad you are feeling better today, thats great. Terrible news about the boy who brought the gun to school. If I had of been watching fox news or CNN today I may have seen it , but Ive been out all day. Scary stuff, kids with guns its a bit of a worry.

    Had the ultrasound today, still got the stone boo hoo and he measured it while I was there and it was 11mm. I said to him last time it was only 10 but he said it was actually 10.8 but they round it up. LOL just like rounding up the dollar like we do here I guess. He said everything else looked fine. No gallstones or anything. Kidneys are still different sizes. One was 97 the other 112 today. I think thats a big difference but Im not sure. Do you know what the difference in size is with yours. ?? Do we say we have a larger kidney on one side or a smaller kidney on the other LOL Anyway wont go back till next Friday as apparently the pictures get sent to some specialist place where they interpret them and then send the results to the doc. But I have the ultra sound pictures to keep.

    Its been really hot here today , I went out at 8am this morning had the stuff done, visited my friend for coffee, went out to lunch and then worked until 7pm so I am a bit tired now. Will close off and talk to you later. Stay well.

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    Hi Isobelle, Boy, that sure does sound like a big difference between sizes!!

    I think we have different measuring systems. My right kidney measures 11.0 x 5.6 cm and my left measures 9.5 x 4.1 cm. I think thats a big difference too.
    From what I been reading on line is the left kidney is suposed to be a little bigger than the right and usually measure around 12 and 12 and a half in sizes. It says smaller kidneys are sometimes a sign of kidney disease but not always.

    I hope that not the case huh??
    Well I only have 2 and a half weeks to go (lol) This Week really seems to be going pretty slow.

    Well I'll talk to you more tomorrow.
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    Hi Isobelle, Boy, that sure does sound like a big difference between sizes!!

    I think we have different measuring systems. My right kidney measures 11.0 x 5.6 cm and my left measures 9.5 x 4.1 cm. I think thats a big difference too.
    From what I been reading on line is the left kidney is suposed to be a little bigger than the right and usually measure around 12 and 12 and a half in sizes. It says smaller kidneys are sometimes a sign of kidney disease but not always.

    I hope that not the case huh??
    Well I only have 2 and a half weeks to go (lol) This Week really seems to be going pretty slow.

    Well I'll talk to you more tomorrow.
    Becky
    Yours are 111mm and 90mm , you have a much bigger difference in size than me. Your diff is 21mm which is 2.1cm and mine is 15mm which is 1.5 cm
    Just got home from work so going to rest - talk to you later.
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    Hi Isobelle, How are you feeling today? Did you get any of your redults back yet?? I'm feeling much better, just a little tired!!! Guess I need to go to bed earlier tonight!! (lol) Just 15 more days to go!!

    Well , I'll talk to you soon!!
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    Hi Isobelle, How are you feeling today? Did you get any of your redults back yet?? I'm feeling much better, just a little tired!!! Guess I need to go to bed earlier tonight!! (lol) Just 15 more days to go!!

    Well , I'll talk to you soon!!
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    Hi Becky I have an appointment for Friday morning to see the doctor, my blood test results are back but my ultrasound are still not. They should be in tomorrow sometime. Will let you know how I go. The radiologist said that everything looked fine tho so I dunno Im just about ready to rip my hair out LOL. I have had a good day today, but Monday was bad, I was supposed to go out with my friend but had to call and cancel. I just dont think I could of sat at this thing we were going to for too long without wanting to lie down. I have this swelling over my upper abdomen, right under my boobs but going across the top of the rib cage if you know what I mean. Its like a roll LOL and I know its not abs :-)

    12 more days to go for you ?? It seems like it takes forever. Im interested to see what they have to say about your kidneys and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. Its terrible how we are treated. I had a choice of having an ultrasound and waiting on the list for 2 weeks or having a quicker one at a private place that I had to pay for. Had it at the private place, it cost 150 bucks but I got 80 back from my medical insurance. Anyway heading off to have some dinner. You take care and stay well and let me know how your feeling etc.

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