OMG! Rita, that looks like it would be really painful. That poor man!
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
oh wow, that picture gives me the heebie-geebies. They tell me the one I have is about 4mm. The other two that I had, I never saw.. they probably broke apart before making their exit. I am sort of hoping that I will find this one because I would love to know what the stone is made of. Then I can have some clue of how to prevent it in the future.
I am just so glad I'm not in extreme pain like with the other two. Ugh!
To you other kidney stone sufferers, how long does your urine continue to be red? Mine is still bright red. It looks like red food dye. Otherwise I'm feeling ok, just not energetic, no appetite, and a slightly sore back. I'm just debating how long I should give it before I head back in to the doctor. The problem is, I just got a brand new job, I'm in my second week, and I really should not take time off to do that. :-(
Did the hospital give you any info when they discharged you? They're supposed to (at least in the U.S.), with info about how long before symptoms go away, so you know when/if to come back.
I wish I could help with the timing, but The Boyfriend doesn't really ever get bleeding with his stones.
Ermagerd, Kirdney Sternes!
*cross fingers, pray I never get one*
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
the hospital only gave me generic info about hematuria (blood in the urine) and kidney stones. But none of it is any more useful that what I can find on google. Sigh. I really hope this ends soon. :-(
I had blood in my urine on and off for weeks - pretty much the whole time the stone was in there. I does look pretty shocking, but I think the actually amount of blood in there is fairly limited.
I think a 4 mm stone has a pretty decent chance of passing on it's own, so I don't think there is much they can do for you anyway. There is a drug used to treat prostate issues that can be taken - it has been shown to shorten the time it takes to pass a stone by a few days.
I had success using the olive oil and lemon juice cure from curezone. I have no idea if it was just coincidence, but I would try it again if I get another stone. It is not for the faint of heart, but I was pretty desperate.
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )