Friday, January 4, 2019

Bringing in the New Year with a BANG!!!


Yep you read that right! Mom is bringing in the New Year with yet another Lithotripsy!!!!  Mom can't remember if this is the 13th litho she has had because she has had so many. Mom also laughs when they say it is "shockwaves" that smash the stones. Technically it is, but it is really a machine that BEATS THE LIVING HELL OUT OF YOU 2500 TIMES. SERIOUSLY. Mom will ALWAYS HAVE KIDNEY STONES due to the metabolic make-up of her kidneys. They will NEVER be gone.  The reason Mom has to have so many is because she has MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidneys).


"Medullary sponge kidney (also known as Cacchi–Ricci disease) is a congenital disorder of the kidneys characterized by cystic dilatation of the collecting tubules in one or both kidneys. Individuals with medullary sponge kidney are at increased risk for kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI)."

"Patients with MSK typically pass twice as many stones per year as do other stone formers without MSK. While described as a "benign" disorder with a low morbidity rate, as many as 10% of patients with MSK have an increased risk of morbidity associated with frequent stones and UTIs. While some patients report increased chronic kidney pain, the source of the pain, when a UTI or blockage is not present, is unclear at this time. Renal colic (flank and back pain) is present in 55% of patients. Women with MSK experience more stones, UTIs, and complications than men. MSK was previously believed not to be hereditary but there is more evidence coming forth that may indicate otherwise."




So, when someone tells me they have had one or two stones  and never have had another, please excuse me while I laugh (maniacally) ............


41 comments:

  1. Ugh, your poor human, Cody! At least she faces these horrible procedures with some sort of good humor... but, I guess, what else can she do?

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  2. Give your mum my love and a hug from me, Cody. My BIL had kidney stones and said it was the worst pain he had ever known, so I dread to think what your poor mum is going through.

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  3. Oh, my! Your poor Human!
    Be sure you give her some extra snuggles when she gets back from her treatment, Cody.
    And for the rest - may you have a great year!

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  4. Sorry you have such a rotten condition. We have never had anyone we know with any kidney stones, but we have heard how painful they are. Hugs to you.

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  5. I don't envy your mom. Hopefully this is the last time.

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  6. Oh gosh, sorry your mom has to ring in the New Year with that kind of bang! Give her a hug from me!

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  7. Well thqt doesn't sound like any fun at all. Sorry you have to have that done. Hope it all goes well.

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  8. Oh, your poor Mom, Cody! It seems like she just had one of these! We will be thinking of her and hoping all goes well. xxoo

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  9. Purrs to your Mom from all of us. We know she really doesn't like getting stoned Cody.

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  10. Oh no! Your poor momma! Sending our love to her and hope she can go stone free (we know the chance is slim but that is one of our Year 2019 wishes).
    Love from the Phangs❤️❤️❤️

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  11. This really does completely explain what is going on and it is a dreadful awful thing that has happened. I am so sorry this is a fact in your life instead of a passing experience. XXX

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  12. Yikes! Good luck, Caren. We're sending our purrs and purrayers!

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  13. Yes I know the mom is plagued with this. I've never had them, but I understand they are very painful.

    You take good care of your mom, Cody. Big hug to the mom. ♥

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  14. Cody and Dakota, you take care of your mom! "MSK was previously believed not to be hereditary but there is more evidence coming forth that may indicate otherwise." This is interesting; I hope they discover what causes MSK!

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  15. doodz.....sorree ta heer yur momz goin in ...again....may de good Lord pree sent ta sum onez brain... de thought on how ta cure thiz ~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  16. Hate the thought of anyone having to endure that - and repeatedly. Your mom is a brave woman.

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    1. thanks so much! Nope not brave, I just have no choice lol!!!!

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  17. Purrayers and POTP for your Mom ! We know you will be a good purramedic while she goes through this (again) !

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  18. Yikes! We're sorry your mom has to endure that. Sending purrs to her!

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  19. When it sucks so bad ... keeping a sense of humor about it is the best thing you can do. I can't even imagine your pain. I inherited my Mom's proclivity to UTI and kidney infections. Thankfully, I take an antibiotic prophylactically and I haven't had an issue in years. We hope your Mom is back to her usual wonderful self soon!

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    1. yep you are so right!!! Ugh!!! I also have a proclivity to UTIs and kidney infections (thanks to the stones), so I am sooooooooo happy you haven't had any trouble in years. May it stay that way!

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  20. Your poor mom. It is good she still has her sense of humor. XO

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  21. Whoa! Your mom is a lot braver than TW. I hope this procedure doesn't beat her up too much.

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  22. We really feel for your Mom, Cody.

    Sending her lots of healing thoughts and purrs xx

    Athena and Marie

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  23. Caren oh my word...I sure do hope you aren't caused a great deal of pain by the stones left behind. I hope and pray the blasting goes smoothly and they are able to get them back under control. Sending gentle hugs to you and ask Cody to give you a paw pat on the noggin and Dakota to give you a nose kissy
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Muah Cecilia, thank you! I am in pain but it is tolerable.........it's to be expected for a few days after the litho. Cody doesn't care at all (lol), but Dakota was smothering me with kisses, (Dakota is the sensitive one of the two) xoxoxo

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  24. Oh no ! We're sorry for your mom. We send her tons of healing purrs. Purrs

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  25. Yikes! That sux!! But the information you've shared has really educated me! We hope the pain stops and you get to feeling better. xoxo

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  26. Thanks for all that info on this horrible condition you suffer from and have to endure all your life.
    Your sense of humor is a great way to cope.

    Sending hugs but not too tight, so you won't feel more pain post getting all beat up.

    Hope you can be up and about soon to enjoy life and your family, both the furry ones and the human ones.

    (((( ♥ ))))

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  27. Ugh. We can't even imagine having to deal constantly with something like MSK. Mom Caren ... We are purring and praying, and sending love and support as you go through this latest lithotripsy.

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  28. Oh your poor mom! We are so sorry she has to put up with that awful pain! We've heard it's the worst pain of all.

    Laila

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  29. Oh, ouch! A coworker just had surgery to remove a kidney stone, but it was a 1-time event. Dealing with MSK on an ongoing basis must get trying. Sending healing purrs your way (they're gentler than shock waves).

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    1. Sending (((hugs))) to your coworker!!!! Thank you so much, I LOVED your comment, it DOES get trying, but ya gotta laugh! I laughed my ass off at the healing purrs being gentler than shock waves!! xoxo

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  30. Oh dear that sounds so painful. Wishing your Mom a good outcome and sending healing purrs from the Chirpies xx

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  31. Your poor mom! I feel so bad she has to keep going through this. Purrs for a quick recovery!

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  32. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Every time I read about your kidneys and their stones, I feel your pain!
    Sending you love and purrayers!
    Barb

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  33. Oh goodness we are just seeing this and you may have had it already. Dad the nurse says it is no fun and we send our purrs and prayers for fast healing and No Returns of those pesky stones
    Dad, Timmy and Family

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