I'm sad to hear you've gone through it too
My best friend Renae just had her second lithotripsy done yesterday. She has a very large kidney stone that they've been trying to break up with no success so far. Her first lithotripsy was soo painful that she said she it was just unbearable. I feel soo helpless because i wish i could have done something for her- she's miserable. She had another one yesterday because the first one was unsuccessful.
She's had a stint in for a few weeks now as well. She's supposed to have that out on Monday if all goes ok. She'll know on Mon. of the second procedure worked or not. If not she said she doesn't want to go through another lithrotrispy again- it's too painful, so she will opt for the surgery. I believe the way she said the surgery works is that they are going to go in through her back somehow. The doctor said she'll be out of commission for a while if they do the actual surgery.
I've never had a kidney stone before (thankfully) so i can't even imagine how much they hurt. I hope you both feel better soon!
Are there several hospital in your area that do the procedure? Maybe you can go somewhere else if the first one doesn't work. Here in the Memphis area (which is huge and has lots of hospitals) there is only one place that does lith. and it's one of the oldest most creepy hospitals around, St. Francis. My best friend said the staff is horrible there and that the whole hospital just creeps her out
I wish they could have at least had the option of another closer hospital.
Did yours break the skin at all? Her first procedure didn't, but this one yesterday did and the poor thing has bruising all over her side
They gave her some stuff (hydrocodone of some sort if think) for the pain but she said it's not helping? I was wondering if maybe they gave you something that is helping with the pain at all that i could tell her to ask about. I hope you feel better soon
Just take care of yourself and take it easy
I feel soo bad for you- you must be every bit as miserable as my friend is right now
I'll keep you both in my prayers that you feel better soon!