Stoned

Here’s my recent updated!

Since yesterday, I’m admitted in a hospital to undergo through two different kidney stones removal procedures.

Surprising update from me, isn’t it?

I don’t share much about my personal life on my blog, thanks to my introvert nature, as I focus more on photography challenges and daily prompts mostly.

But this is something that I can’t keep up to myself because it’s a major event of my life.

Here’s the detail about what am I doing here in a hospital since yesterday:

Back in June this year, I felt a pain on my lower right back side on early morning. At first, I thought it was a muscular pain and tried to ignore it but that pain wasn’t a muscular one as after a while of enduring it, it started to remind me about what I went through 18 years ago.

Flashback to 2002, when a stone in my right kidney was spotted, I suffered from an intense level of pain and suffering. I just graduated from college then and was ready to apply for jobs.

At that time, I opted for medicine treatment and got cured by regular usage of it. My lab reports also came out clear after the treatment, so I felt great.

Now fast forward June 2020, right after 28 years, I felt that same pain on the same side, though of less intensity. I was taken to the ER later, where I was treated properly.

An ultrasound then revealed that both of my kidneys are now home to stones. A big stone in the left one and a small one in the right.

I was advised to undergo through PCNL treatment for the stones removal but I again opted for medicines treatment. I started it up and didn’t suffered from that pain again. I also increased my water intake, which increased the number of trips to the washroom. But this was much better than enduring that pain again.

But what’s inside of me wasn’t going to leave me that easily!

On 15th September, I felt that pain once again, on the same right side. Another trip to the ER, along with the CT scan this time, revealed that the smaller stone on the right side has slided down in to my urinal tube and its removal is crucial now.

The CT scan also revealed that the big one left side is still in the kidney and it is causing a mild level of swelling there, so it’s removal is also critical.

After consulting my family and making arrangements for the treatment through insurance, I decided to to go for the surgical procedures, both of different types.

Yesterday was spent in giving samples for different types of blood and urine tests. A COVID-19 PCR test was also conducted and the result is negative, which is very good.

This will be the first time for me when I will go through a surgical treatment. I don’t smoke, drinking is forbidden in Islam as I’m a Muslim and stayed away from drugs or any other similar things my entire life.

I’m little nervous about what would happen to me and how much time will I need to get back on my feet because laying on a hospital bed for past 36 hours has been a really strange experience.

By the time, you’re reading this post, I would likely to have made it back in the hospital room, after the surgical treatment.

And hopefully, I will return back to my blog in coming days.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely day πŸ™‚

32 thoughts on “Stoned

  1. Andrew Blair October 9, 2020 / 4:54 AM

    All I can say is one terrible ouch. I am happy that you no longer host Iblis’ rocks.
    My wife has small ones which she passes from time to time….too much information ?

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    • Hammad Rais October 9, 2020 / 8:47 PM

      Very much glad I’m for going through this, Andrew. And my family is certainly much more pleased than me.
      Is your wife taking any medication for this?

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    • Andrew Blair October 10, 2020 / 8:29 AM

      To continue..coping with life in a wheelchair is far greater,though we hope the stones do not increase in size.

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    • Hammad Rais October 10, 2020 / 7:42 PM

      The smaller, the better to exit the body by even keeping the water intake level high.

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  2. calmkate October 8, 2020 / 2:19 AM

    WIshing you a swift and complete recovery, have heard it’s super painful so I’m very glad you had surgery!

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    • Hammad Rais October 8, 2020 / 11:41 PM

      Thank you very much, Kate. I’m resting more these days and my family is making me sure about it.
      The pain I suffered was caused by the smaller stone in fact, on my right kidney. It dropped my blood pressure, made me vomit, caused extreme level of sweating and didn’t allowed me to even lay down on the bed easily.
      The surgery was the only option left to avoid further damage to my kidneys, so I’m glad that I went for it.

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    • calmkate October 9, 2020 / 2:25 AM

      so am I, it could have had long term effects, so now you are ‘cured’ πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais October 6, 2020 / 12:25 PM

      Thank you very much. I’m resting more nowadays instead of work from home.

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    • Hammad Rais October 6, 2020 / 12:26 PM

      Thank you so much. The title just hit me hard in the heart πŸ™‚

      Like

  3. lolaWi October 2, 2020 / 6:31 AM

    wishing you speedy recovery, Hammad. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais October 2, 2020 / 9:08 PM

      Thank you very much. The surgery was successful and I will be heading back to home tomorrow

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  4. V.J. Knutson October 1, 2020 / 7:43 PM

    Oh my! Sorry to hear you are going through this. Get the care you need and then get out of there – my experience in the hospital was no rest – you’ll need rest to heal.

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    • Hammad Rais October 2, 2020 / 9:14 PM

      At first, I also tried to avoid the hospital by focusing on medicine but in the end, my treatment was only possibly in the form of surgery, so I had to go for. I will be discharge tomorrow and will head to my home finally.

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    • V.J. Knutson October 2, 2020 / 9:30 PM

      Make sure you rest. Surgery takes more out of us than we might think.

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    • Hammad Rais October 2, 2020 / 9:15 PM

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  5. mammasquirrel October 1, 2020 / 5:52 PM

    Fortunately I have never had to have surgery for them, but I’ve had them multiple times and they are awful! Prayers for full and successful recovery and that you’re not down too long!

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    • Hammad Rais October 2, 2020 / 9:19 PM

      Good for you if you got cured by medicines. I also went for it but in the end, my treatment was only possible through surgery. Thank you very much for your prayers πŸ™‚

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