Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Kidney Stones

The firt time that I had a crisis was 10 years ago inherited from my mother. The little stone was radio-transparent, and difficult to be found. I took several exams, in a whole month: x ray, x ray with contrast, cat scan, and nothing working. Several doctors were consulted too. One day, a doctor from another city (Recife) from mine, found the stone. In that same day, I made a extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, without no preparation before. I just went to the cirurgy room, and the doctor put a machine on my back, in kidney region. When he turned on the machine, I felt a little shock, that was getting stronger and stronger.
In that same day, I expelled the various little stones with some blood. I had other 3 crisis, but the last was two years ago.