The blasting is not painful since you are put under anestesia for it.
I wake up each time very nauceous
You will have bleeding and soreness afterward....like someone beat the hell of your kidney
You will be uncomfortable but I think okay to be home with your daughter
Just dont plan on doing much....take any pain meds they give you...no need to be at home in pain!
The sandy pieces are not painful to pass... they may ask you catch them in a strainer to see what compounds make up your stone. It's actually pretty cool to examine them....they truly are hard like a stone
You will have some burning when you pee (kind of like a UTI) but like I said...keep up the pain meds that they are for!
It's not bad at all....you will be fine!
I had 3 done in a month!
My dr. is hesistant to do them to me again because the ESWL (blasting) will damage kidney tissue and can cause elevated blood pressure.
It is a great treatment but not want you want to do too often
Good Luck and keep us posted!
Newly diagnosed August 2008
Currently on 15mg prednisone, 12 Asacol per day, Mesaline enema nightly,Multi vitamin, Omega 3 and Calcium
Realizing that disease is a real pain in the ass!
Mother of a 5 year old and 12 old trying to get through each day with a smile on my face!