I was looking up urology information when I inadvertently discovered the "Urology Surgery" Blog. I have added this blog to the urology section on my blogroll.
I am particularly interested in information on ureteral strictures and related surgeries. This blogger wrote about ureteral surgeries and it is the most comprehensive urology information on ureteral surgeries that I have found in the last 2 1/2 years. It is the first really informative post I have seen on ureteral strictures and the Psoas hitch surgery.
This surgeon writes about the indications for surgery, planning, the surgery, outcomes-complications, results, success and a whole lot more.
Hopefully this Urology Surgery blog will be helpful to anyone meandering through here who may be in need of some urological care.
I look forward to reading more. Of course it scares me when I see what a big deal it seems to be... the Psoas hitch surgery. Maybe it is as natural as breathing for the surgeon to do... but it seems pretty complicated to me.
I still don't feel the green light in my spirit to do the surgery. I am working on getting healthier through healthier lifestyle choices. I am reconsidering my options..for long term.
I am getting another Mag III renal scan with Lasix in March. I am praying for good results and that my renal function is good.
I am still praying for that miracle so I can once and for all avoid the whole thing.
It is hard to believe that 1 stupid kidney stone caused all this damage and subsequent treatments, etc. and I always tell people...DRINK WATER. DRINK, DRINK, DRINK!
Drink to keep your kidneys flushing out the impurities so they don't crystalize into kidney stones.
Many people pass the stones and aside from the horrendous, worse than childbirth pain... they end up alright. But others like me...end up having to go to the OR to have them removed and then have a ureteral stent placed in them for awhile.
Unfortunately...sometimes the kidney stone causes damage/scarring in the ureter... causing it to constrict..thus causing other complications... which is what happened to me.
So... it is important to drink fluids throughout the day. I recently read that you should even drink water when you wake up at night to keep the kidneys hydrated. Shoot! If I did that... I might as well just sleep in the bathroom, cause I'd be whizzie winkling all night.
Sometimes I get busy and still forget to drink.. but I am usually pretty good about it.
It is such a simple thing to do to help prevent kidney stones.
* This blog has links to other surgical specialties with the same in depth information about specific surgeries.