I have been getting lots of messages on my social media accounts from people questioning my lack of presence on the blog this week, so I figured I would address all of you at one time by giving a health update.
For years I have dealt with kidney stones. After several stone analysis cultures, the urologists were never able to determine the cause of my stone production. I had a lithotripsy (procedure using high energy shock waves to break down stones) in 2012 and didn’t experience any more problems for awhile.
Fast forward to April 2017, 2 months after giving birth to my youngest, I discovered that I had an 8 mm kidney stone! And here we are, 9 months later, and I’m still carrying that same stone.
I have had several hospital trips in that time period. Doctors have been telling me that nothing could be done unless I was dying or in kidney failure.
On Tuesday, the pain became unbearable so I went to the hospital, yet again. After a CT scan I was informed that I have hydronephrosis and hydroureter.
I was told I am not far away from finding myself in kidney failure. Next week I will go in for a consultation to FINALLY get the surgery I need.
All your kind thoughts, good vibes, and prayers are greatly welcomed. I appreciate all of you that have reached out to check on me!