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Old 10-19-2016, 01:59 AM
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I work the midnight shift as a security/safety officer at a high end hotel here in Gloucester. Just before I left the house I felt pressure in my left side and within minutes I was sweating feeling like a sudden fever. I figured it was nothing and drove to work(about a 7 minute ride). As soon as I parked in the garage the pain doubled and I thought....kidney stone! I've had 17 of them but none the last 4-5 years. In the office I asked the 2nd shift officer if he can work my shift but no go. He had worked the Sunday midnight shift and then the 4pm Monday shift and said he was too tired. So I figured I'll give it a shot and stick it out since I had no one to fill in for me. I remembered a story on the local news telling a study done in the UK on how riding a roller coaster helped pass kidney stones! With no roller coaster I figured I'd give jumping jacks a shot, it worked! After about 10 the pressure suddenly eased then I had the urge to take a leak. There was my confirmation of a kidney stone , bloody urine and a plop! A couple of pieces not much bigger than grains of sand sank to the bottom of the bowl!
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Good grief not a great way to start a shift but now you, as well as the rest of us, now know you are the man!
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Hope you go many many years before getting another one.
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Nothing for nothing but what causes a kidney stone?
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Great ending to what was otherwise a painful story.
Old 10-19-2016, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
Nothing for nothing but what causes a kidney stone?
For me an excessive build up of calcium, Too much ice cream I suppose.
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I made a pregnant girlfriend do that and had the same positive results, not a plop but a splash.
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Bumpy rides offshore will shake them loose as well.
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Jumping jacks is the new treatment for kidney stones? I might give it a shot after the dilaudid injection.

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Nothing for nothing but what causes a kidney stone?
For me, the cure is the cause: cranberry juice.

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Nothing for nothing but what causes a kidney stone?
Eating too much cheese.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Eating too much cheese.
Yeah, trying cutting it.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
I made a pregnant girlfriend do that and had the same positive results, not a plop but a splash.
Lamaze didn't cut it for you? Who fished it out?

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I've been drinking so much water and juices since this last episode when I walk I slosh!
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Originally Posted by Jay A View Post
For me an excessive build up of calcium, Too much ice cream I suppose.
Not too much calcium, just free calcium that can bind to oxolates or whatever they're called. To interrupt the process, either don't have that combination, or have enough water so your urine is too diluted for crystals to form.

Not sure I would have gone to work - I'm clearly a bigger baby when it comes to kidney stones!
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When I had my first and only stone, I wasn't able to stand up straight enough to do a jumping jack. Kudos to you for trying it and glad it worked out.
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When I was coaching HS football we had a road game, about a 4 hour bus ride. The AD screwed up on the coach bus reservations and we had to go by school bus! In the 2nd qtr I got a kidney stone attack! Luckily I made it through the game which we won but the bus ride in a cramped bumpy school bus was torture! Back in our locker room I finally felt like the stone was ready to pass which it did.
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Dang, Jay - that's a LOT of stones! Glad you got thru it without a trip to the emergency room! My son's girlfriend's father just had surgery about a week ago to remove one. He just turned 70 and has had them before.

I went to my neuphrologist (sp) (kidney doc) yesterday for a 5-month checkup - my "kidney function levels" have been high for about 2-3 years but have come back down to the 130's -150's so. With your story and MANY others here and friends, I asked him about "prevention" - although I've never had a stone, yet.

He basically said that since I've never had one, it's kinda' hard to say without diagnosing a stone I had passed - many different "types"/makeup of stones and each has somewhat different "treatments". He just said to drink PLENTY of WATER to keep from getting dehydrated. And said NOT to eat any of the "STAR"-marked foods at the grocery store? Not sure what the "STAR" foods are and should have asked him? Maybe "high in calcium"-type stuff?

Anyway, glad you're doing better and at least you know the signs as to when you need to get to the DOC!

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You are gonna put the Urologists out of business

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