Monday, December 29, 2008

Good News/ Bad News

The good news is that if it was kidney stones causing the pain it could have been two small ones that I will not have any more problems with. My pain is A LOT better. There is still a twinge today but I might feel comfortable enough to go shopping today! But they don't think this is what caused the pain. I'll get to that in a minute. They don't see anymore stones in my right kidney (CELEBRATE!).

The bad news is actually in two parts. The first part is that there is still a stone in my kidney, but it is in my left kidney. When I say still I mean that when I started I had multiple stones in both kidneys. This stone is old, but there. It is about 4 cm (anything above 5 they operate on), but they don't think it will move for a while... it is at the bottom of my kidney and has to travel up.

There are two parts to this bad news, and the second part is what is probably causing my pain. They found a cyst on my right ovary that might have partially ruptured, causing the pain. I have an appt today to have an ultrasound done to look at it a little closer and find out about it.

What I am thankful about is that this is all being found now, instead of a month from now. On January 12th I start an INSANE semester of school, and they told us up front that we need to have our surgeries and everything taken care of before the semester starts because if we miss more than one day of classes then we will be removed from the classes that semester and would have to retake them. So if any surgery has to happen I will push for it to be done within the next week or two at the most. Lets hope it doesn't come to that.

Continued prayers would be fantastic!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I'm glad the doc is figuring everything out for you and there is now a light at the end of the tunnel! My prayers continue for you, I hope it all works out sans surgery!