Lithotripsy what to really expect

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to sum everything up im a healthy average male 6'3 190lbs tall and lanky build. 27 years old and have had kidney stones since the age of 19. something about being this big "MAN" i begged my urologist to please not go in through my penis and that at all cost no matter what procedure i have i do not want a stent. maybe its just a male thing but i didnt want my junk to be handled or violated that way. so i got lithotripsy thinking to myself "walk in the park"

i had a 6 mm kidneystone on the right side stuck half in the kidney half in the ureter in the shape of a triangle. dr said lithotripsy would work and get the job done i read multiple forums on the web and none were accurate. my experience was procedure was smooth and easy leaving the hospital everything was fine painless still numbed up. then the worst night of my life came in for the haunting excruciating pain on the right flank and same pain on right side of pelvic region. pain meds did not do anything so if your getting this procedure done let me fill you in on a few things. the first night is worst night expect to be in crying pain and thinking non stop of wether or not to call an ambulance. ice pads ice pads ice pads, luckily im an electrician and i fill my ice chest with multiple packs and had them ready around the clock your going to need them it was life saving, laying on my stomach i tucked one between my groin and rested one on my back it was the first time in probably forever that i could lay that ice pack down and not become numb to the chill. your going to want to stay cold and as cold as possible where the pain is. becareful of what you eat and drink heavy foods will leave you sick to your stomach after being knocked out from procedure. day two your still in pain and if your like me its 7am and your calling your dr because you NEED a shot of something and you need it now because you only slept a combined 2 hours in 10-15 minute intervals from 10pm-6am seriously my friends i have never endured a pain like this and i had already passed 5 stones in the prior years. becareful with certain movements caughing hurts, expect your pee to hurt and burn azo is the trick to combating this or you just suck it up and deal with it. YOUR FIRST URINATION AFTER SURGERY be sure to have that funnel ready theyll give you a funnel and a pee jar i never used the pee jar i would just always urinate directly into the funnel. expect your urine to be a bloody mess dark in color bad smell and expect to catch some blood clots in the pee funnel. drink water water water get those kiddneys pumping and start to expect very small fragments of stone. i would normally urinate into the funnel and then run some water over it and then take tweezers and collect the small fragments into my sterile jar. honestly theres much more but i feel i have already wrote a short story if you have any questions reach out to me i dont bite.


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