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Kidney Stone Update-Left side

by on April 20, 2010

The stone in her left kidney is gone.  We visited the Urologist office and the X-ray showed no left-side stone whatsoever.

The stent removal took several minutes to prep for:  dressing in the surgical gown, climbing up on the exam table, etc.  It only took a few seconds to remove.  Satomi had to seriously pee afterward and was also a bit crampy.  Overall, it felt better without it than with it.

The only thing remaining is the stone in her right side.  Since Satomi received “only” 1000 of the 3000 maximum pulses, she can get the right side Lithotripsy much sooner than the typical 4 to 6 week “healing time”.  

The doctor’s office is trying to fit her in earlier.  They have an opening on May 10th but I keep pushing them to expedite it.  I want there to be some time to recover before she is too far into her Chemo regimen or possible side-effects from radiation occur.  The idea of Satomi being in pain, “blocked” (by a stent), nauseas and dizzy is just not acceptable.  Nausea and dizziness are bad enough alone. 

We should hear soon.

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