I have been having a lot of nausea for years now and I'm finally trying to figure out what it is.
The first test I had was an ultrasound to check all my organs and see if there was anything serious going on. Everything was normal except 1 left kidney stone of 8mm. I was actually shocked as I have no pain or infections whatsoever. Nothing that pointed to a stone. So my doctor sent me to a urologist and he scheduled me for an x-ray and CT scan. Both showed 2 stones. One 4mm and one 8mm.
Since the 8mm is quite large and couldn't pass on its own they are having me go in for a lithotripsy. This uses shock waves to break up the stones into sand like pieces so they easily pass with no pain.
I go in Monday. I can't eat/drink after midnight and my procedure is at Noon on Monday.
Basically I will be sedated and they will use x-ray to find the stones and use this machine to push waves into my kidney to break them up. They constantly update the x-ray to make sure they're breaking it all up and get it all. The procedure is 85% effective so not 100%. I'm just hoping it works for me.
I read that it can feel like you got kicked and will be pretty bruised for a few days. So I'm hoping it's not too bad and I can still get on with life fairly easily, you know, besides peeing out blood and a bunch of small stones.
I just hope it's all over soon.
So I wanted to let you know, you may not see much of me next week.