Thursday, December 09, 2004

Gotta jam with the Rolling Stones tomorrow

I shall not report for work tomorrow. I am scheduled for a lithotripsy procedure tomorrow. For those who are not in the know, this is a painless, bloodless procedure for stone removal. A very welcome change in stone removal as I don't have to undergo an operation anymore. This is going to be my third time. It seems like I am a stone former. For a diabetic, that does not sound well. I don't know what's causing these stones to form. I don't even know what their composition is. I suspect salt as I am fond of salty food.

I should have had this procedure last Friday. I even thought the no class day was a blessing because then I wouldn't have to be absent from work anymore. And that means less trouble for me because I don't have to think about my children going to school and back. The problem was it turned out that the stone unit of the Medical Doctors is also closed!

LAstly, the real bummer is that I have to go on fasting again and drink that awful castor oil! I wonder if you've tried that before. Well, if you haven't, how about imagining drinking three tablespoons of your mother's sewing machine oil. Just a whip is sufficient to make you puke, right?

oh well, I have to do what has to be done rather than wait for this stone to act up and send me writhing in pain to the hospital again.

38 comments:

cathcath said...

titorolly,
dapat talaga alisin na ang bato. Baka lumaki pa yan, may alagain ka pang batong panghilod.
Seriously, take care.

rolly said...

Cath ngayon alam mo na na ako'y batogan. hehe
thanks.

bayibhyap said...

compared to the pain when the stone acts on you, castor oil is nothing. if there is a procedure to remove stones painlessly, i would be thankful (not that i have stones). but the inclination to form stones is indeed worrisome. maybe it's salty food, maybe it's beer or something else.

but lithotripsy is an opportunity to lose a few pounds! :-)

TinTin said...

(aka pinayhekmi)

Hope the procedure goes smoothly. This may sound crazy but I know a girl who gets the same stones forming over and over. They blamed it on calcium deposits, and the only thing they could think of to break it down was sun. So her specialist's recommendation was for her to tan. She goes to a tanning booth every week.

I may have to check up on the above. It doesn't sound quite right...

rolly said...

Bayi So true, my friend. I had been hospitalized twice for my kidney stones and believe me it hurts! And the things they do to you. I've lost my dignity once, I don't think I'd like to have it done to me again.

I don't know if I get to lose some pounds with lithotripsy, though. :-)

TinTin Actually, I am not really sure what kind of stone I am forming. It's most likely to be salt but who knows really? I was told to collect samples after the procedure so I would know the chemical get up of the stones but it seems they're too small when I take them out coz nothing shows up in my pee. Thanks.

Maybe the sun does help with calcium stones. That's a fun way to lose stones. Another sure thing is to drink lots of water. Sheesh, had the doctor said alcohol, it would have been just as nice as the tanning of your friend, wouldn't it? hahaha Thanks.

BongK said...

so how's the big boy now? stone-free na? hehehehehe i read (a month ago) that lithotripsy uses shock waves to pulverize kidney stones non-invasively. I hope the procedure is really less distressing.. and your(sensual) powers remain intact, ready to soak up the next chapter of my "story" hehehehehehe

Mec said...

i hope the stone has been successfully removed by now... and that you're mending well...

Anonymous said...

tito rolly - i hope youre well now. take care of your health. :)

rolly said...

BongK Yes, you heard correctly. Wala namang effect sa sensations ko. eto nga lang, medyo groggy pa ko but that's it. Sinamahan akong umuwi ng panganay ko.

Mec and Mari Thanks for the well wishes. Yes, I think I'm okay now. See you at Mega Mall on Dec 30.

ruth said...

is that different from laser treatment?

pagaling po kayo, tito rolly. sabi nga nung commercial, sa panahon ngayon, bawal ang magkasakit. so kailangan, maagap!

rolly said...

ruth hello. Yes, lithotripsy is different from laser. The principle behind this is it sort of pulverize the stone through shock wave hence its name Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or ESWL. Buti na lang may ganito, otherwise, I would have been operated on...

Just been to your site and was about to leave a comment , kaya lang mukhang may private joke yung entry, mahirap makialam, hehe. Next entry na lang ako co-comment.

Salamat sa dalaw.

jillsabs said...

i had to drink castor oil before too. di nakayanan ng powers ko. yuck.

hope you feel better na po. dapat sobrang recuperated na kayo by early next year kasi malapit na ang Father and son camping nyo :)

pwede ba dalhin ang apo? father son and grandson kumbaga :)

Dr. Emer said...

Kamusta na kulay ng ihi mo ngayon, Tito Rolly? Last time we talked, I gathered na maliliit naman mga bato mo, so no need to worry. By this time, I expect they have been obliterated to powder form.

It is true na stone-former ka. Third-time na nga, sabi mo di ba? Genetic yan, kaya alam mo na kung sino sisihin mo. Hehehe.

You can do something to prevent a 4th or 5th ESWL date with your doctor: STRICTLY MONITOR WHAT YOU EAT. Tama ka, bawal ang maalat. I am sure you possess the discipline naman because like idol BatJay, you were able to quit smoking.

I'm sure your doctor has already provided you with a list of food items to avoid. However, should you need one, just email me.

Get well and REMAIN well, Tito Rolly. =)

rolly said...

Mari Thanks. I try to kaya lang, talagang ang mga sakit ko, sakit ng matigas ulo e.

jillsabs yucky talaga no? Josme, maisip ko pa lang nasusuka na ko e. Kung hindi ko lang iniisip na baka magkalat ako sa mechanism during the procedure,di ko talaga iinumin yun e.

Oo nga, malapit na Father and Son. Si Melo na huling anak ng daddy mo na maisasama niya, pero I'm sure payag si Mr Lozada na apo naman ang isama niya next year. Pero sana hindi pa apo sa yo no? Nag aaral ka pa e. hehe

Doc Emer okay na wee wee ko. Kahapon, talagang dugo ang lumalabas. Akala ko nga pinalitan na nila sex ko e. Para kong babaeng "meron", hehehe

I'm sure powder na siya ngayon. I have to remember to drink a lot of liquid though. hindi kasi ko palainom ng tubig e. Alak sana kaso bawal naman. hehe
Ewan ko ba sa magulang ko, kasi di naman kami mayaman kaya ayun, sakit ang ipinamana sakin.

ASHLEY said...

Good luck ;]

Tanggero said...

Get well soon sir, sana walang complications. Merry Christmas!

watson said...

Tito Rolly! Magkikita pa tayo sa Pinoyblog Christmas Party (shameless plug hehehe), so take a lot of ingat!

rolly said...

Ashley Thanks for visiting and well wishes.

Tanggero Hopefully wala namang complications. As I said, this is the third time i underwent the procedure. Medyo sanay na. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too.

Watson Oo nga, magkikita-kita tayo sa Dec. 30. See you there.

Anonymous said...

Tito Rolly, good thing I read your entry and I know now that there's a non invasive form of treating stones.
I hope you're ok now!
-Mik

rolly said...

Mik Oh yes... Buti na lang kamo meron ng ganito nang magkaroon ako ng ganitong problema. Otherwise, ang hirap ng aabutin ko kung ooperahan ako. Just the preparations alone is already invasive, I'm sure.

Buti naman at na approve yung bakasyon mo no? Kaya lang, hindi ka makaka attend ng christmas party ng mga bloggers ano? Sayang din...

Anonymous said...

Yup, approved na!
Sayang nga di ako makakapunta :( Di bale, am sure you guys will have a really great time! Baka next time magka EB ulit ang pinoyblogs nasa Manila na ako ulit :)
-Mik

Anonymous said...

first time here...
pagaling ka po ha? sana last na yan...

:)
mavic

rolly said...

Mik di bale, sa susunod na lang. Pihado kasama mo na mister mo, hehe.

Mavic Welcome to my blog. Sana nga pero knowing my eating habits, I doubt it. Feel free to browse around.

cathcath said...

Titorolly,
pag powder form na yan,sana makuha natin ano?Ilagay natin sa iniinom ng nga illegal loggers. (obsessed yata ako sa tinamaan ng lintek) ooops

Pag umulit ulit ang bato mo, nagtayo ka na ng sand and gravel business, o di ba. hekhehek

rolly said...

Cathy hehe patay sila jan. Me bato na, may diabetes pa. Pag hindi naman sila nilanggam dun ewan ko na lang. Sana malalaking kulay pula dumating ano?

Cerridwen said...

good thing it was caught in time and not lodged anywhere that procedure will not be able to handle. Just had my gall bladder removed about 3 months ago and any other procedure was not an option but to cut me open and take it out. Ugh! It is your 3rd time tito rolly? does it comeback because of the salt intake? I wastold I might get it back too...hope not and if I do, not end up undr the knife again. Also, it is a good excuse not to work :P

rolly said...

Cerridwen You're gall stones are probably big already when discovered that's why you had to go under the knife. Yes, this is my third time. The stones do come back because of my eating habits (to bad, I know) and I still don't know the composition of the stones as I cannot get any fragment even if I pee on a strainer. But I'm sure it's salt... Hope you're a good girl when it comes to your diet. You don't want to go under the knife again, do you?

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GOD BLESS.

GOD IS A GREAT HEALER.

rolly said...

Simple white lady Musta ka na? Kakatakot naman nom de plume mo, hehe. Basta wag ka lang pupunta dito ng gabi ha, baka matakot ako e. bwahahaha

Sige puntahan ko site mo pag may time na ko. Nasa opisina ko ngayon e. BAwal mag computer. NAkaw lang tong oras na to e. hehe

Sassy Lawyer said...

Get well soon, Tito Rolly. Miss you already.

P.S. Sa 30th ba pwede ka na uminom ulit? ;)

rolly said...

Sassy Thanks. Oo naman. Actually, yun nga ang kailangan ko... uminom ng uminom, kaya lang tubig. Pero dahil Christmas at party, iinom ako.

JMom said...

Hi Rolly, huli na naman ako sa balita, but I hope you are feeling better :)

Tanya said...

uh oh... and i'm a big salt fan. not a sugar sweety person but salt... i should start cutting down on salt huh? noooooooooo!

thanks for the comment you left on my blog and about liking the pictures i took.. thanks. :)

ting-aling said...

Naku Tito Rolly, hindi ako nahuli sa balita, di lang ako maka comment..hirap pumasok eh. Anyway, pagaling kayo..iwasan ang bagoong at asin..

rolly said...

JMom Okay lang mahuli. Di naman ako umaalis dine e. hehe. Thanks for asking. Okay naman ako. Ang kagandahan nito e I discovered it before it even acted up. And believe me you don't want that to happen. Pagkasakit-sakit nun.

Tanya Naku, bawas-bawasan mo. Ako nga di naman ganong mahilig sa matamis, diabetic e. hehe Hindi ako makapasok sa comment box mo. Ang hirap.

tingaling oo nga. merong mga time na mahirap pumasok. Buti na lang matyaga ka. Thanks.

BatJay said...

tunaw na ang bato mo ano tito rolly? pwede na tayong mag rock en roll next week? send ko ang invitation para sa antipolo. sana pwede ka.

ingat!

Anonymous said...

HI tito Rolly,

nakikitito khit anonymous to you.. i just want to ask how much po kay ung lithotripsy procedure. my mom has it and just want to inquire. tnx

rolly said...

anonymous Sorry, unang-una, matagal na yun kaya baka hindi na ganun ang presyo. Pangalawa, hindi ko alam talaga at insurance ang nagbabayad. The thing is maswerte kami ng mommy mo at meron nang ganyang procedure at hindi na namin kailangang dumaan sa operasyon.