Category Archives: kidney stones.

You can do it.

I spent most of yesterday in the kitchen. These days I make most of the things we eat from scratch in an effort to consume less sodium and keep my kidneys stone free.  It is amazing how objects less than … Continue reading

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Oh the things we do for our kidneys.

It’s been almost a year since the Giant Kidney Stone Debacle of 2012.  A year filled with visits to the urologist’s office, urine analysis, and x-rays.  It has not, however, been a year filled with sodium- no sirree bob.  Sodium … Continue reading

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When the world hands you grapefruit….

I’m not going to lie to you, gentle reader.  I spent most of this weekend mourning my new sodium-less existence.  Especially after a trip to the grocery store. Did you know that there are 250 milligrams of sodium in 2% … Continue reading

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Good-bye moon, good-bye sodium.

So I got the results of the glorious twenty-four urine collection I had last week.  (Yes, that sentence was dripping with sarcasm and derision.) It turns out that after analyzing my pee (Aside here: who grows up wanting to work … Continue reading

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Today was one of those days. Today I taught my fourth grader about equivalent fractions.  The best thing I can say is that no one cried. Today was also when I attempted to show my fifth grader how to make … Continue reading

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This week’s culinary adventure.

Gentle reader, it’s amazing how much better I’ve felt this past week without a giant kidney stone or a long drain tube stuck inside of me. I have a whole new lease on life.  I even made dinner every single … Continue reading

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I think I just might live.

Today I woke up and didn’t immediately want to cry from intense stabbing pains in my back.  It is also the first day when I didn’t grab a plastic bucket and strive to think non-vomitous thoughts immediately after eating breakfast. … Continue reading

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