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Jubilee wrote:Dear McDougallers,
I guess I'm checking out for awhile. My month long UTI that finally took me into the ER last weekend, has turned out to be caused by a staghorn kidney stone as big as a ping-pong ball completely blocking my left kidney. Today's news is that surgery is the only option and already half of the kidney is destroyed.
I'll never know how much of this is related to my poor eating habits, but I expect I'm in for a long ride now, and no doubt reaping some of what I've sown. I wish that I could say I've been following this woe faithfully, but I am definitely a stress eater, and it's an understatement to say I've been a little stressed lately. Woulda, shoulda, coulda...
I'm trying to find a urologist who has done more than 2-3 of the necessary procedures and may end up traveling out of town to the Univ. Hosp, or even out of state to Mayo Clinic in Mn. The one I saw today who wanted to schedule the surgery to "de-bulk" the stone and leave me with tubes coming out of my back, didn't give me much confidence in his ability with all this.
I don't expect I'll be on this board too often (haven't been lately anyway due to all this). I've been encouraged that there are believers on here praying for one another. I know that even this will be used by God to bring glory to Himself and to further conform me to the image of His Son. Perhaps when I'm back to feeling better, I'll jump in again. I expect I'll still read from time to time and be cheering you on as I read of your victories. May you all be blessed.
Grace and peace,
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