Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I forgot to tell you

Two Fridays ago, I ended up in the emergency room passing kidney stones. No, this is not a joke.

There is no need to go into the gory details, but I have made a few life style changes which include drinking a lot of water and quitting soda.

What else should I do? Do you think I should donate one of my kidneys to reduce my risk by 50%?

11 Comments:

At December 31, 2008 9:22 AM, Blogger Friar Tuck said...

I would avoid losing a kidney unless you absolutely have to. It is always nice to have a spare.

 
At December 31, 2008 4:34 PM, Blogger Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I've been told that kidney stone pain is equal to labor pain - so welcome to the club :) I hope you never have to go through it again.

 
At December 31, 2008 6:59 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Definitely. You don't want that to happen again, do you?

 
At January 02, 2009 5:20 PM, Blogger Gary Means said...

Sorry to hear that. I've only heard very bad things about passing kidney stones. No sodas? Diet or regular?

 
At January 03, 2009 6:59 PM, OpenID Mike said...

Ouch! More water is definitely a good thing. I don't think the soda thing matters unless you're drinking them in place of water. One a day should be fine.

 
At January 04, 2009 12:00 PM, Blogger L-girl said...

Sorry to hear about this! You may recall, I was in the ER with Allan over the summer for the same thing.

There's very little (nothing) you can do to prevent kidney stones. Drinking more water will make passing them easier, but it won't prevent them from forming.

Drinking less soda is a healthy change, but it has nothing to do with kidney stones.

 
At January 05, 2009 10:46 AM, Blogger The White Wave said...

Have you ever thought about saying something serious without adding a humorous quip at the end? That's really the leading cause of kidney stones!

 
At January 05, 2009 11:51 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Happy New Year to you too, TWW :)

 
At January 05, 2009 6:32 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Good Lord! I really am hoping that you're feeling better. Please take care of yourself!

Yes...drink LOTS of water, cut back on caffeine, carbonated drinks, and sugars. Water is ALWAYS good for the kidneys!

Hope the New Year brings much happier and healthier times for you.

*HUGS*
Heather (Ori)

 
At January 08, 2009 9:31 PM, Blogger taintedsky said...

This is a good article if you haven't already read it:

http://www.healthgoods.com/education/health_information/General_Health/update_kidney_stones.htm

 
At February 23, 2009 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reading your may old blogs and found this... sorry to hear this...

I am not very sure but avoid tomatoes ( I heard so )

check this link http://www.foodandlife.com/foodk.htm ( you may have seen this before)


Regards
SW

 

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