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  • Tracey and Neil Tracey and Neil's Avatar 10-01-06 | 03:00 PM
  • ...Hi there everyone!

    Just thought I'd let you know my latest, and explain my recent absence.

    Basically since the 25th of August I've had renal colic, which was suspected as being caused by one or more kidney stones.

    Well I had an ultrasound scan a week ago which showed that my left kidney wasn't draining properly and then on Friday the whole severe pain and vomiting thing kicked in again, but I went to my scheduled consultant appointment as planned. He was concerned that I've had obstruction for almost 6 weeks and was in considerable pain so acted quickly. Before I knew it I was at another hospital having a CT scan, and was scheduled for surgery.

    Apparently I have a 6mm stone lodged somewhere between my kidney and bladder, which doesn't sound very big, but when you consider that the ureter is only 3mm wide then, it puts things into perspective! There's no chance that I'll pass it myself and after this time it's unlikely to break up.

    So Tuesday I go in and they'll put me to sleep by gas, and remove the stone, and then I can start the path to getting better at last.

    I am nervous about the surgery, and the post-op recovery, but so relieved that there is something wrong with me (and it's not in my head) and that it can be fixed!

    So excuse me for being absent for a bit longer, but hopefully I'll be back to my usual self soon.

    Much love to everyone
  • baby hungry 10-01-06 | 03:17 PM
  • Tracey you know how much you are in my prayers. I hope the surgery goes fantastic and your feeling better in no time. Be brave, and know this will be all over soon.
  • dawnmarie dawnmarie's Avatar 10-01-06 | 11:17 PM

    OH Tracey!! just think of how much better you will feel once it's done! no more pain, will be relieved. My thoughts and prayers and whatever you need are with you!

    If you are a good girl and do what the docs say, I may send you some more peeps!!!

    Big hugs to you
  • imagine imagine's Avatar 10-01-06 | 11:33 PM
  • Im glad the dr knows whats wrong and can fix it! you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • mac71 mac71's Avatar 10-02-06 | 08:34 AM

    Tracey I know how scared you are but like you said at least you now know what the problem is and the diagnosis is good too. Be good and rest up after the op and let Neil spoil you rotten

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