Monday, June 15, 2009

The stent is out!

I woke up really early this morning absolutely dreading having my stent removed. It was a disgusting process and I won't go into any detail but now that it's over I feel SO MUCH better! The nurse said me being pregnant put a ton of pressure on the stent causing all the frequent painful urination and the intense side/lower back pain I was having. Praise God I think this process is finally over! I was very disheartened when they told me that usually people who get them once get them again throughout their life. Please pray and believe with me that this will not happen, especially during my pregnancies! I know you all probably think of your grandfather when you think of someone getting kidney stones. I had never even heard of a 25 year old getting them before. It is pretty rare to get them so young but definitely not impossible! Daniel and I have decided that we are going to buy a really nice big water bottle (BPA free) and start measuring my water intake each day and keep fresh lemons on hand in our fridge in an effort to prevent this from happening again. I am SOOOO thankful this is over and little Mercy appears to be doing fine. I smile now every time I feel her move reminding me that she is still here:-)

5 comments:

UB said...

Get well wishes and good health!!!

Alexis said...

Not exactly true! I know somebody who had them once and never again. I know a long list of people who have them. My sister, my sister in law, my mother in law, her brother...I could go on and on. One lady in our church has been battling them for a long time and is having one of her kidneys removed tomorrow. Please pray for her.

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

I am so happy to hear you are doing better!!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling much better Lindsay, and the doctors removed the stent easily!!
I'll still be praying for little Mercy! =)

The Rich Family said...

thanks everyone for all the prayers and encouragement!

Alexis- Thankyou for listing people you know who have never had a recurrence, I am certainly hoping for the same!