[QUOTE=sunshine123;3630381]I understand your anxiety as I suffer from it myself. I've had many kidney stones over the years. My Urologist told me years ago that when I travel I should make sure there's a hospital nearby; in other words, don't go on a safari in Africa, etc. Xanax works great for me. I try not to worry about ending up in agony unless I can't locate my husband to drive me to the ER. My Urologist prescribed pain meds. for me to have at home in case one of my stones starts moving. As time goes on, I think it's easier to deal with having stones. I hope things work out for you. :angel:
Thank you so much, Sunshine. I spoke to my doctor yesterday, he insisted I still head down to the shore on Saturday for me week of vacation. He was very concerned about me and kep telling me I have to get back to my "happy place" - stop dwelling on the past pain and just try to remain positive. He gave me an RX for Percoset for "just in case" but I know if that stone comes down, Percoset won't do anything. I've already mapquested the nearest hospital to where I am staying (only 4 miles away, thank goodness).
The anxiety and stress has gotten to me so bad I can't even focus on real life. I need to get past this.
I have my second lithotripsy with stent (ugh) scheduled for the week of the 14th. I am praying that for as miserable as I will be with that damn stent in for a couple of weeks, hopefully this will be the end of it, and once the stent is out and the stone fragments have passed, I can finally get back to my life.