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How to forget shoulder pain

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by birdtracker, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. birdtracker

    birdtracker Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I had reconstructive surgery on my shoulder in December. Getting along fairly well with some pain flare ups. Then to make me forget about that pain, the good lord gave me my very first kidney stone! Isn't that such a treat. I thought they only gave you morphine when you were about to die! So now I have to ask all that have had them, whats the best prevention? Birdtracker
  2. Clay KillR

    Clay KillR TS Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    It'll depend on what type of stone you have. 80% of stones are Calcium Oxalate. Don't worry about the calcium part. You're body will rob your bones of calcium to make stones if your blood chemistry is such. Avoiding milk or ice cream will not help. It's the oxalate that gets you. The biggest sources of oxalate are anything with caffeine, nuts and leafy greens, with caffeine being the biggest problem, the stronger the worse off. Simply avoid it, and if you must drink caffeine, drink water afterwards to flush it out of your system as quick as you can. If you get that unmistakeable pain again, start drinking water, it may get better. When I get dehydrated at times I will get that pain. A quick bottle of water makes it better. I think I still have one or two small crystals squirrling around in me.
    I had a 2 part stone; calcium oxalate crystals growing on a small protein core. Eating less meat seem to cure the protein part, I used to be big into the protein diet. Since the crystals don't have a good media to grow on, I flush out the small crystals that do grow myself, with just a little pain and a lot of water.
    Drinking more water in general will help you out. Light beer works too... although everything in moderation!
  3. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

    Jan 9, 2008
    I lay off nuts of any kind, wheat bran (which I used to heap on my cereal) tea and soft drinks. LOTS of water is a must. You can google for more information.

  4. RogerNRA

    RogerNRA TS Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    The first stone I had removed surgicaly. The second stone I passed and it was different than the first. The last stone was removed by the crushing method. The doctors told me, "Some people are just stone makers and diet or anything else has little effect." I do know this, I have had broken bones,bad sprains, and othe forms of surgery and nothing hurts like the pain of a Kidney balooning up because the drain pipe is pluged with a stone. You just can not get away from the pain...................Roger
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It's best to remember the Dupont Co. old philosophy (and motto):

    "Better Living Through Chemistry"

  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Near but not in chicago
    I've heard drinking lots of water helps and avoid milk. As for the reconstructive shoulder surgery to avoid that don't screw up your shoulder! I should take my own advise I've had 5 shoulder surgeries all to the same one
  7. waterhouselake

    waterhouselake TS Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Birdtracker....here is a site that will tell you everything you'll need to know. They are a joy, aren't they????
  8. GordonWood421

    GordonWood421 TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Short case history :
    This was before lithotripters

    1970 : March - Removal of CO stome from left ureta
    April - Removal of left kidney ; complications with incision in ureta

    Adised to mimimize dairy products and citrus ; lots of water

    1980 Christmas Eve - Removal of CO stone right ureta ; complications
    Finally out of hospital late January

    Prescribed by nephrologist : allopurinol 300 mg
    chlorthalidone (diuretic) 50 mg (now on lasik)
    minimize as before
    lots of water
    Nephrologists said that the stones were growing on uric-acid crystal ; allopurinol will mimimize/eliminate uric acid , diuretic will tend to flush/minimize allopurinol/uric acid "debis" out of blood stream hopefully eliminating stone formation/growth .

    So far ; so good
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