Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Batmanning for health?
My kidney stones are calcium oxalate. But their either di- or mono- and we're not sure which. Since they've now been pulverized into itty-bitty pieces, I can safely pass them without pain, we can collect them, have them looked at in the lab, and then see if there's anything we can do to keep this from happening again. Below is a picture of a calcium oxalate stone. This one is 20mm wide (2 cm). I had two that were 7mm each. Larger than 5mm and the body can't pass them on its own.
I'm supposed to drink a liter of water, wait a half an hour, hang upside-down for 30 minutes, three times a day. I have trouble remembering how to eat three times a day! So I'm going to rig my bed to be at a slant (another option), but that runs the risk of causing a headache in my sleep. Sometimes there are no good choices, only choices. lol
So more home medical care, including one crazy internet fad, keep up with my water with a dash of lemon (for the electrolytes), and back to the doctor once the analysis is done. The GOOD news is, all the other stuff I was putting on hole (botox for my migraines, a new health shake) I'm now free to get back to. I've decided to put a positive spin on this whole thing by declaring: "I'm magical! I can make rocks with my body!!!" lol
Make it look awesome, baby... make it look awesome. :^D
[Edited to add] No I don't think it helped. The main thing anyone needs to do is drink lots of pro-kidney beverages.