Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones

Posted by Tom (Boulder, Co) on 02/08/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I had a pretty goood size stone a year ago about 10 mm and I opted to go through lithotripsy. It was kind of expensive but VERY painful. I wanted to relay my story. My conversation with the surgeon was, Him: "Your stone is kind of big. You may have to come back for another treatment. " Me: "Hit it really hard with the ultrasound. I don't want to have to come back" Him: "Ok, but it's going to bery very painful"

When I woke up, I was in so much pain, I was stomping around the outpatient room screaming and cursing. They let me do this for an hour or so before they sent me home with my friend. Everyone watched and was understanding; it's just the way it is. It felt like a prize fighter kicked in the kidneys full force about 100 times!

It worked though. Just so you know what it's like.