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LINDSEY'S KIDNEY STONES

sheilar

By sheilar

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As some of you are aware, my daughter Lindsey was recently admitted to hospital with kidney stones. It it now two weeks on, and she had her follow-up appointment with the Consultant today. She was x-rayed and they confirmed the kidney stones had gone! She’s not aware of having passed them so maybe they disintegrated with the drugs she was given and just passed through. They’ve taken more blood for specific tests such as checking her urea and calcium levels to see if preventions can be taken to stop stones forming again and/or prevent gout in the future. She’s been discharged from hospital care and fingers crossed, that’s the end of it all.

Thanks to everyone who enquired about her. I found the concern overwhelming!

Sheila

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Hi Sheila ..
Wishing Lindsey much better health in the future. xxx

8 Sep, 2011

 

glad she has no recollection of passing them. believe me more painful than drug free labour/delivery.
hoping they dont return. mine didnt or should that be havent yet! [20 yrs on]

8 Sep, 2011

 

Oh! Great news Sheilar!, and of course Lindsey! Hope they don't develop again, I'm sure the Drs are looking after her very well, xxx

8 Sep, 2011

 

How amazing are our bodies in conjunction with some medication... I had the same problem some years ago with Gall Stones,,,Got my self all ready to face an operation and hey presto they've gone.

Glad all is well and you can relax a little.

8 Sep, 2011

 

All the best for her Sheilar - I have suffered with these and the pain was awful - couldn't sit still. I was in hospital too - mine were amino acid stones - caused I think by pure orange juice drinks and also too much salt in diet. I had lasertripsy op too to remove a blocked one. Lemon juice is a good remedy for keeping them dissolved I have found and one drop of cider vinegar in half pint of water every now and then. I hope she gets over these horrid things - just tell her to drink 2half to 3 litres of water a day (with some lemon juice) :))))))))))))))))))

All the best

8 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you TT and Libet for your kind wishes.

Seaburngirl - the docs have said she may never get them again! (no guarantees though eh?)

Grannyb - as she wasn't aware she'd passed them, she was getting herself all geared up for an operation, then like you, hey presto they've gone!

Paul - as she is a staff nurse in a VERY busy young acute psychiatric hospital, she says she never gets time to stop and have a drink, the ward she is on is very hot and the consultant says she has to make the time to stop and drink. After all, when you're in a hot country, you are advised to drink plenty of water! I shall pass on your advice about the lemon juice and cider vinegar.

8 Sep, 2011

 

IT IS GOOD NEWS FOR ALL. ALL THE BEST TO YOUR DAUGHTER.

8 Sep, 2011

 

Brilliant news Sheila...I didn't know about Lindsey's stones, but that's fantastic that they are gone, and I hope the Lemon juice keeps them at bay. Horrible thing I can only imagine, and thanks Paul for giving me another good reason to cut down on salt!

8 Sep, 2011

 

Glad she's on the mend Sheila. Relief all round eh?

8 Sep, 2011

 

Good news Sheilar.You can relax now.

8 Sep, 2011

 

Costas, Lisal and Meadowland - thanks for your good wishes

Karensusan - yes, apparently one of the causes of this can be too much salt

8 Sep, 2011

 

There is so much hidden salt in products now,you can quite understand if we exceed the daily recommended intake.

8 Sep, 2011

 

You're right there Julia. I never eat salt (not even on chips) and never add it to cooking, I can therefore spot salt in products a mile off and my 'side effect' of eating salt is a raging thirst. I've never been able to eat salt, just don't like it.

8 Sep, 2011

 

I didn`t know Sheilar but obviously very pleased to hear your daughter is ok, hopefully Lindsey won`t have a reccurrence, one of my brothers has had them and I know he was in agony....

8 Sep, 2011

 

That is great news Sheilar,and so glad Lindsey is recovering well...you must be all so relieved..:o)

8 Sep, 2011

 

Good, no Op to worry about.

9 Sep, 2011

 

Most of my salts were in curries -restaurant ones - I hate the raw taste of salt - meadowland very right a lot of foods pack salt in

9 Sep, 2011

 

That really good new Sheilar:)

9 Sep, 2011

 

Meant really good news Shielar:)

9 Sep, 2011

 

So glad the stones have gone, I know what it's like, I have had 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Difficult being too busy to stop and drink and then having to find the loo all the time. I wish Linsey all the best.

9 Sep, 2011

 

I didn't know about your daughter Sheila sorry. I hope you don't think I just didn't bother to say anything.
I'm very pleased to hear the stones have gone now, and I wish her all the best for the future :o) x

9 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks for your good wishes Lincslass, Bloomer, Pimpernel, Nana d, Lulu and Hywel. She now feels great and went back to work today. (Apologies if I've missed anyone out there)

9 Sep, 2011

 

I didn't know about this sheilar, but am very pleased for both of you ,whatever your childs age (even as an adult) its still a worry.

10 Sep, 2011

 

Exactly Rose, even though she's 34, she's still my baby. Apparently they can occur at any age. There was a nine year old boy in A & E at the same time with suspected kidney stones!

10 Sep, 2011

 

Apologies for my lateness to this blog, Sheilar! ... So pleased to hear your daughter is recovered now ... I'm sure she was a model patient ... :o))

11 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley, I'm sure she was a model patient - she didn't tell anyone she was a Staff Nurse!!

11 Sep, 2011

 

Wise decision on her part! :o)

11 Sep, 2011

 

So glad she's ok :)

11 Sep, 2011

 

What a lovely site Sheila, so many well wishers. I too pass my good luck wishes to you and your daughter

16 Oct, 2011

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