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    Old 02-10-2004, 08:44 PM   #46
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    Re: What is the normal size of the kidneys suposed to be?

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    Hi Isobelle, I went to the doctor today and they did some blood work and a urine test. I won't get the results of the urine test for a week. I have to go back on March 15 for an IVP and A VCUG. Then I have to go back on April 22 to get the results!!! So I'm still going to have to wait forever to find out whats going on!!! ugggg!! I'm sure who ever does the x-rays might let me know what they see. I hope!!

    How are you feeling today?? I hope you feel better. Did you have a VCUG done on you? If so ,what was it like?

    Well I'll talk to you tomorrow!!

    Becky
    Oh Gee Becky things take forever dont they. Glad you have been and had your tests etc. No I didnt have a vcug I had a KUB ( kidney ureter and bladder ) x ray to see if there were any stones causing the hydronphrosis. My hydronophorosis is gone now so I dont know what actually caused that.
    I dont think someone who does the x rays will tell you what they see because usually someone does the x rays and then they get passed onto someone who actually reads the x rays LOL its one big merry go round. But one never knows. Im glad your having the ivp x ray because I think thats the most important one. It will show up whatever a normal x ray misses I think. Did they say what they thought was wrong with you or anything ? Are you doing the 24 hour urine test ? Cause yes they take a week for the results to come back. Did I tell you that the truck that was carrying a load of reports from the radiology dept that I had my ultrasounds on rolled over and caught fire ? Yep and guess what my reports were in there. The docs receptionist said she would get another faxed through, show it to the doc and if there was anything wrong he would call me in. So far I havent heard anything so so good. I said to my hubby can you believe that and he said yep, it can only happen to us. I have finished my antibiotic treatment for the helicobacter and my tummy just feels like its on fire, those little beasties must of made a real meal out of me. Anyway keep me up to date how your going and how your tests go etc. Im so glad you have finally go there, even if it does take a little while to get sorted out. You can join the merry go round with me. Anyway take care and talk to you soon.
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    Old 02-11-2004, 07:22 AM   #47
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    I was wondering if you ever found out about the problem you were having a few months ago the lichen scleros? are you still having symptoms? I too suffer the same thing burning, stinging, and can get no answers as to why..this has been on and off for months




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    Hi Isobelle, I went to the doctor today and they did some blood work and a urine test. I won't get the results of the urine test for a week. I have to go back on March 15 for an IVP and A VCUG. Then I have to go back on April 22 to get the results!!! So I'm still going to have to wait forever to find out whats going on!!! ugggg!! I'm sure who ever does the x-rays might let me know what they see. I hope!!

    How are you feeling today?? I hope you feel better. Did you have a VCUG done on you? If so ,what was it like?

    Well I'll talk to you tomorrow!!

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    Old 02-11-2004, 05:00 PM   #48
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    Hey Isobelle, Sorry to hear about the truck with your reports catching on fire!! That would be my luck!! (lol) I'm not sure what the 24 hour urine test is. They told me to pee in a cup and they took it, so I'm not sure what they are checking with it.

    This doctor didn't say what he thought it was, He said the pain that I have and the leakage has nothing to do with what the other doctor found on my ultrasound. He said that it has nothing to do with my left kidney being smaller than the right.

    The IVP will see anything thats going on with the kidneys and the other test will show whats going on with my bladder!!!

    We will find out whats going on!! (lol)

    How are you feeling today?? Good I hope.

    Well I'll talk to you soon!!!!!!

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    Old 02-11-2004, 05:08 PM   #49
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    Hi Ashpie, No I don't think it's Lichen Scleros. I have been doing better with it, It comes and goes and I don't think Lichen Scleros comes and goes. I could be wrong though. I think it has to do with the problem with my kidney. I'll have to ask the doctor next time I see him.

    Have you been to the doctor yet? Hope you feel better!!!




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    Old 02-25-2004, 06:55 AM   #50
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    Re: What is the normal size of the kidneys suposed to be?

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    Hi Ashpie, No I don't think it's Lichen Scleros. I have been doing better with it, It comes and goes and I don't think Lichen Scleros comes and goes. I could be wrong though. I think it has to do with the problem with my kidney. I'll have to ask the doctor next time I see him.

    Have you been to the doctor yet? Hope you feel better!!!




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    Hi Becky just wondering how you are and if you have had any news or anything lately ?? When do you get your tests results back and have you been to doc again ?
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    Old 02-25-2004, 06:23 PM   #51
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    Hi Isobelle, I was starting to worry about you!!!

    I won't get the tests done until March 15.

    Have you gotten any results back yet? Have you been feeling any better?

    I've been doing pretty good as far as my kidneys, but I'm having a flare up right now with my disease though and that's pretty painful!!

    How is your pain with your stomach? I'm sure by now you are finished with your antibiotics, Has it helped any?

    I'll check back in tomorrow.

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    Old 02-25-2004, 07:40 PM   #52
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    Hi Isobelle, I was starting to worry about you!!!

    I won't get the tests done until March 15.

    Have you gotten any results back yet? Have you been feeling any better?

    I've been doing pretty good as far as my kidneys, but I'm having a flare up right now with my disease though and that's pretty painful!!

    How is your pain with your stomach? I'm sure by now you are finished with your antibiotics, Has it helped any?

    I'll check back in tomorrow.

    Becky
    Hi Becky - sorry to hear you are having a flare up with your disease and hope you get some relief from it. Is it an ongoing forever type disease that will not go away and do you flare up often. Bummer about those tests taking so long too, but hopefully they will figure out whats wrong and get you fixed up.

    I have been really good for the past two weeks after the antibiotics, still taking the nexium too. The last couple of days tho I have been feeling a bit off. I will finish the nexium and then go for a breath test and make sure I have got rid of helicobacter. If not it will be another round of antibiotics.
    My kidney stone has been good though I only feel it now and then, I think it must move around sometimes or something or when I bend over. Doc said if I drink heaps of water I might be able to dissolve it over a period of time. LOL like probably years. Will keep a check on it tho as its quite big and if it gets too big it will have to be removed. Have to stay off tea completely as its full of oxalate. But I cant resist a cuppa in the morning ( or any other part of the day ) for that matter. Anyway keep in touch and keep me up to date with your progress and take care in the mean time wont you.
    talk to you soon
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    Old 03-03-2004, 10:55 PM   #53
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    Hi Becky I typed out a message and tried to put a smile in and lost my whole message LOL so will keep it short now. Maybe it was trying to tell me that I talk too much. Had my docs appointment today. Off to the urologist again soon ( havent made the appointment yet ) cause I cant get thru on the phone. Also having an endoscopy too , the doc gave me a choice of who I wanted to see and I cant get in until the 23rd March....Wouldnt ya just know it. How are things going with you ? and how are the kids now ?
    Just wanted to let you know about my appointment.

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    Old 03-04-2004, 08:50 PM   #54
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    Hi Isobelle, I'm glad everything is going better. I'm glad you have your appointment too!! Let me know how that goes!!

    My appointment is in 11 days, thats when I'll have the test done. Can't wait to get this all over!!! (lol)


    My kids are all doing well for a change!!! I'm glad they are not sick anymore!!

    My husband is looking for a job offshore, He'll be gone for 3 weeks at a time and home for a week. But the good thing is, he'll be making alot more money!!! We really need it!!! I think we'll have health insurance too, I hope!!

    So how is everything going with you?

    I'll talk to you soon!!

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    Old 03-05-2004, 05:37 AM   #55
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    Hi Becky - Not too long for that appointment now , I will be going the week after you for that endoscopy. Have you had one of those before ?? Im a bit scared. And I couldnt get my kidney appointment until the 29th April as he is fully booked out...bummer. But it doesnt matter that much as its not as if I have anything seriously wrong anyway, so best those that need the appointments before me get fixed up first.

    I wonder sometimes if medical insurance is really worth having. In the states is it always that the employers pay for your medical ins ? or can you pay for your own in a private fund ? We have private medical which covers us for private hospitals, specialists , private rooms etc. But who wants a private room anyway. When I go to see the doc about my endoscopy, he is actually a surgeon. They said I have to pay $105 dollars , but I will get a rebate of $50 from medicare. ( not my private health fund ).

    Glad the kids are fine. You will probably get lonely with your hubby gone for all that time. My friends hubby is a driller and he is gone for weeks on end sometimes. Im going to toddle off now because mine will be home from work in 5 mins and will want my absolute attention LOL typical male.

    talk to you soon
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    Old 03-06-2004, 10:29 PM   #56
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    Hi Isobelle, I had an endoscopy done a few years ago and it didn't hurt. If I remember correctly, I think they knocked me out.

    I hope all is going good for you!! My daughters friend is sleeping over tonight. It's 12:30 am right now and they are wide awake!!! (lol)

    I have 8 days left now!! woohoo!!!

    How is the weather treating you?? We have been having really nice weather the last couple of days. I have been keeping my windows and door open.

    Well I'll talk to you soon!!
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    Old 03-06-2004, 11:24 PM   #57
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    Hi Becky - sounds like fun with the sleepover ha! Weather here is absolutely beautiful at the moment too. I have the front door open but the front gates are locked and padlocked. Ive just got home from being to the library to get some books to read.

    I feel really quite well today ( touch wood ) okay the endoscopy doesnt sound too bad, its what they find that is the scary part.

    Anyway off for a lie down and some reading
    talk soon
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    Old 03-09-2004, 06:43 AM   #58
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    Hi Isobelle, Glad to hear your doing better.
    The sleep over went good. They only stayed up to 2:00 am. (haha)
    I have been having my door and windows open for days!! It has been so wonderful here. This is the kind of weather that makes me have so much energy!!

    Well I have to go, talk to you soon
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    Old 03-15-2004, 05:50 PM   #59
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    Hi Isobelle!!! I went and got the tests done today!!!! Finally!!! I won't know the results till next month though. They put the cathedere (msp) in and since I've gotten home, it burns so bad when I pee, I hope this doesn't last long!!! Do you know how long it should last? They didn't mention anything about it burning afterwards but I did suspect that it would and I totally for got to ask them about it.

    Have you heard anything about your test yet? Please let me know when you do!!

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    Old 03-16-2004, 03:27 AM   #60
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    Hi Becky - great news that you have eventually got those tests done. Do you mean they put in a stint ? Or is it a catheter ? with a bag attatched or something. Anyway is it helping you any. I guess LOL without sounding gross, anything you put in there would sting. Give it a couple of days and see how you go. I go for the endoscopy on the 23rd March, next week. And dont go to see the kidney doc until the 29th April another 6 weeks away. The kidney doc is one that travels here once a month because I live in the outback. Its very hard to get into the visiting specialists here, unless you want to pay to travel and visit them. But Im quite fine so will wait for him to come here then find out if they are going to blast my stone, leave it or whatever. Have been feeling really great lately. How about you. I bet you are relieved at having those tests done. I honestly believe that sometimes you can have one thing that leads up to other things if you know what I mean. I said to my husband the other day, not many people could say that they have had .....Bells palsy, menieres disease and helicobacter pylori LOL

    Anyway gotta run survivor is just about to start and Im an avid fan.
    talk later.
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