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  • #16
    Except for the chick, your troubles can be managed. Cysts are useless growths unless they are growing. Growing could be a capital C concern and would a reason to monitor it,might be others. I had one for years which eventually just went away. Mine was in a location that was better left alone than operate than remove. The stones are more difficult and are what are probably causing the bleeding since you did not mention more information from the doctor. But unless they are too large, you'll pee them out. That will hurt too, a lot. If not there are other ways to get rid of them. I don't know if they still break them with sound or not. Just be careful of who you let work on you.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    • #17
      Thanks for the info on cysts. The doctor said the stone isn't creating a blockage and I am hoping they will treat is as soon as possible. I have passed kidney stones before and it's the worst paint I have ever felt. I would like it if they could stop that before it happened. I guess the thing that scares me most is the lower abdominal pain. I've not felt anything like it. I can only hope it's something benign or connect to kidney stuff.

      Originally posted by nonoise View Post
      Except for the chick, your troubles can be managed. Cysts are useless growths unless they are growing. Growing could be a capital C concern and would a reason to monitor it,might be others. I had one for years which eventually just went away. Mine was in a location that was better left alone than operate than remove. The stones are more difficult and are what are probably causing the bleeding since you did not mention more information from the doctor. But unless they are too large, you'll pee them out. That will hurt too, a lot. If not there are other ways to get rid of them. I don't know if they still break them with sound or not. Just be careful of who you let work on you.

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      • #18
        Haven't been able to post or do much, hopefully this will be over soon. Saw specialist yesterday, he says I need surgery. Says the specialist I am seeing on Friday needs to be the one to schedule it but it should happen quickly. Right now I would like some morphine. Something I haven't taken in years. I have almost two Vicodin down and they aren't quite doing the job yet. Spoke to my doctor again this morning and she repeated that if it gets too bad I am to go to the ER. So tonight I am really hoping the Vicodin will be enough because I really do not want to go to the ER.

        Keeping a pretty positive attitude actually. Pain isn't making me depressed it's just hurting like hell. Getting confirmation yesterday from the specialist, who has an office in a really cool building by the way, helped me feel better. Knowing is better than not knowing and finding out that there is surgery that will help and I can have it soon is helping me a lot. Still, tonight I am really trying to stay home instead of the hospital. I never ever thought I would miss morphine. Never liked the stuff when I had it and in fact left the bottle pretty full until I eventually threw it out.

        One good thing about liquid morphine sulphate I do remember, the only good thing, is how incredibly fast it worked. Maybe if I ever get my hands on the stuff again, I'll keep it around for 'just in case'. Actually feeling good in just about every other way, health has been improving very nicely. So this one last thing out of the way, some after surgery pain and then I should be in very good shape. I think I am rambling a bit now but I do have a bunch of Vicodin in me and if it isn't helping much with the pain it might be making me loopy though I can't feel that right now either.

        So that's the update and really I'm writing more for the comfort. Better soon though if I could tonight, I might just call Dr. Nick Riviera for a good hack job. For those of you not familiar, he's an accomplished physician on The Simpsons. And I leave you with my favorite quote from The Simpsons, Homer looking out the window and seeing that the shape he saw was neither of the things he hoped it would be and he said and I shall ever remember it, "D'oh, nothing is ever boobs or ice cream." I'm with you there buddy and with that I think the Vicodin is at least taking me to Homer Simpson land. ;-)

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