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So, I am a 33 year old woman who has never had any major problems in life (until now maybe?)
I left work two weeks ago to go to the ER bc of awful pain in the my right side. 4 hours later I find out I have a huge cyst on my right ovary and a huge stone blocking my left kidney and my left kidney may not be functioning. They said it’s “urgent” but not emergency surgery needed. Hmmmm okay? I call my obgyn and a uroligist the next day... two days later I’m in with the OB and they tell me my huge cyst is benign and we went over some options.... and I am more concerned about my kidneys at this point so finally get in with a dr over a week and a half later. I drive down (2 hr drive) pay a first time visit 300 dollar payment for them to tell me I have a HUGE stone blocking my kidney and a bunch of stones inside my kidney.... he wants to see if my kidney is functioning at least 20 percent before he does any sort of surgery...so I go back this coming Monday for him to do a nephrostomy placement on my left kidney... for a month. I’m so stressed out for two major reasons... first and foremost... he said instead of taking my stones out he will take my kidney out if its less than the 20 percent functioning which I wasn’t expecting at all. And second is that I have to wear a tube coming out of my back to my left kidney for a whole entire month. I have an 8 year old and 2 year old both very active boys and I work full time and honestly just stressing about all of this. Obviously I want to get to the bottom of it all so I can be healthy but I guess I’m still in shock or all this...
The uroligist said this had to have been there for years... which makes sense of a lot of things... utis I’ve gotten over the years and unexplained nausea and so on.... I’m wondering if anyone happens to have ever been through anything like this... I’ve looked online everywhere....
Best case scenario is my kidney works good enough to keep it and they take all these dang stones out.
Any response is appreciated
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