Yay! He’s going to do lithotripsy on the left side. That was what I wanted but I didn’t argue with him when he originally told me he doubted lithotripsy would work. The hospital here is getting a new machine . . in a couple of weeks . . and since he’s the only urologist in town, it’s going to be a couple of weeks after that probably before I get my turn so please keep your fingers crossed that I can make it that long. I think he decided that with as many stones as are in the left kidney and as big as they are, and with the newer better machine, lithotripsy will work. I just hope I don’t have to have a stint! I don’t care if he uses a sledge hammer (so long as I’m under anesthesia) . . just don’t give me another stint.
I had planned to go to MO a couple of weeks ago and that got delayed because of the kidney stones, then I was waiting to see what he’s going to do with the left side, now I’m thinking . . if it’s going to be a month, I may just pack my bags and head to MO. They have hospitals, urologists and lithotripsy machines there too.
I will be so glad to get this all behind me!