Join The SL Enquirer and EGOISME for a Pre -Op party for Lanai Jarrico.
DJ "Dr. Johnnie" Ireland will administer tunes that are sure to cure ailing avies with the assistence of "Nurse Marriellaanna" Resident.
Arrive in your sexiest nurse/ doctor outfit, scrubs or a hospital gowns.
One lucky winner will recieve a free prostate or breast exam, followed by a check up and overnight stay with all the jello they want.
When: Friday, November 30, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm SLT
"I got kidney stones? Ain't nobody got time for that!” stated Lanai Jarrico in an exclusive interview with Dr. Potterjones.
According to sources close to the media princess, she has been carrying around a gold mine of nuggets and was recently hit with a double whammy when she was told by her doctor that both kidneys had a stash, and she needed surgery. This was not the kind of stoned Lanai wanted to be as she returned home with her bag of medication, painkillers and an appointment for December 4th.
If you've watched The Green Mile and witnessed Tom Hank’s character buckle to his knees in pain, that is the pain most Kidney patients report. In Lanai's case, the stones progressed over a period of time without any painful symptoms until one day in the middle of a Second Life meeting, the pain got to the point it impaired her breathing and she was rushed to the ER followed up by a visit to the Urologist.
Her doctor explained that the X-ray and C-scan showed multiple stones on the right bean and one large one on the left. After asking about past kidney issues, family history and diet, the information received inspired Lanai to do some research of her own about Lithotripsy (ESWL), the cause, and how to prevent stones from coming back.
Lithotripsy is a procedure that uses shock waves to break up kidney stones so they can be easily passed. This non-invasive surgery takes about 45 minutes to an hour under general anesthesia and the patient is sent home the same day.
Kidney stones can be caused by a decrease in fluid (dehydration) or an excess of stone forming substances in the urine. Approximately 75% of stones are formed by calcium or other chemical compounds like ammonium phosphates, magnesium and uric acid.
Other medical conditions like Gout, High calcium or inherited metabolic conditions are causes for stone formation. Cystinuria is a genetic disorder resulting in excess cystine in the urine due to a defect in the transport of amino acid.
Important Information You Should Know
Who is at risk?
Anyone can develop kidney stones, but people with conditions and certain diseases are more prone to their development. Most are reported in people between the ages of 20 and 49, and those who had kidney stones in the past are more likely to develop them again. They are most common in people living in the southern or southwestern regions of the United States. It is reportedly on the rise. Knowing your family history is important to determine your risks.
Some people may not realize they have kidney stones. These are known as silent stones. They can result in a sudden onset of unimaginable pain in the lower back region followed by pulsating cramps in the abdomen and groin. It has been described by some as worst than childbirth or broken limbs.
Things to look for:
· Severe pain followed by nausea and vomiting
· Difficulty urinating due to tract obstruction
· Frequent urinating
· Penile or testicular pain
Diagnosis is done using ultrasound, x-rays and C-scans to determine where the stone is located and its size. Blood work and urine samples will also be taken.
· Make dietary changes by limiting consumption of foods high in oxalate like wheat germ, peanuts, beets, rhubarb and spinach.
· Drink plenty of water- dehydration is a major risk factor in the formation of kidney stones.
· See your doctor for annual check ups