I am so so happy that you had a wonderful Christmas and even better that you have less painful days now since your procedures. !!! Thanks so much for the update and the pics. On the KUB is the dark area stones or gas ? I'm really not good looking @ these x-rays LOL . My Uro has to blow it up on his PC screen and point out my stones on the screen!
Thank you for taking time to share and post your pictures!! I am soo glad you are better! Thank you for sharing and giving some hope to others out there that are hurting as badly as you and I were a few months ago!! I too am so much better and just spent a wonderful day with my family going all day.. (ok napping in the car, on the way, my husband drove:)!) but otherwise being able to be a part of their life again!!
Before the surgery,, I could not even function and I was losing all contact with my kids, my husband etc. Last week went went caving and I was even able to crawl.. on my hands and knees,(not belly crawl) 50ft into the large opening. It is a precious memory!
I tell people, I know this is only a remission... so treat it as such and make each thing I spend my energy on count. I am also learning to pace myself and tomorrow I will take it easy!
So glad your busy living life instead of being in pain!... Lets pray the New Year brings more treatment options, MORE DOCTORS WHO WILL BELIEVE AND LISTEN TO THEIR PATIENTS AND BE WILLING TO HELP THEM, and a long term cure for the chronic pain many live with!
Have a great New Year!
IC Support Group Leader
Director of MOARK Interstitial Cystitis
"And we know that all things work together for
good to them that love God, to them who are the
called according to His purpose."Romans8:28
The large dark blotches are air/gas, I believe. The small white spots are stones, or as we found out during my surgery, pockets of stones. As you can tell, my kidneys are still full of them. The Potassium Citrate (Uracit-K) I'm taking, seems to be knocking the stragglers loose. But I am just glad to be rid of them. Hopefully the medication will also do what it is supposed to do. STOP THEM FROM COMING!!!!!!!
Happy New Year to All of You!!!
I will look deep into my med cabinet .. i have some of that .. I got terrible gi symptoms which did not abate so didn't take it. If I find it I'll let you know what the mg's are!