Another Kidney Stone!

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Started the day in Hamburg, PA at the Cabela's. Felt like I was getting a UTI, and since I'm prone to them, I figured I'd have to figure out how to get into an urgent care. My load was headed down to the Carlisle OC, so I started rolling at 0330. Stopped for a bathroom break and picked up a breakfast sandwich on the way out, which I scarfed down, and started rolling again. The irritation turned into a slight pain, which quickly became intense. I was getting close, so I ditched my idea of stopping on the road and calling an ambulance (yes it was that bad). So I got to Carlisle and stopped in the fuel isle and went inside. Ambulance took me to a local hospital and it was a kidney stone. Had one about 3 months ago, I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here, but I didn't find it to be as painful as people always seemed to make out. Thought maybe I was just tough. 😂 Well, I'm not. I thought my appendix must have burst it hurt so bad. I'm out until at least Monday hanging out in my truck. If anyone is in the Carlisle OC, send me a message! 🙂

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PackRat's Comment
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I used to get some of those until I just about quit sodas and started eating better.

I really do feel your pain, Rob. Rest up and get better soon!

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Old School's Comment
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Sorry to hear that Robsteeler!

Has your physician made any recommendations on dietary changes that could help you? I remember one of my employees rolling around on the ground at a jobsite acting almost like he was having a seizure. It was a kidney stone that incapacitated him. I know they can really be painful.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Robsteeler's Comment
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I was told to drink more water. The problem is I limit my drinking while I'm driving because otherwise I have to pull over constantly. I'm not sure what to do to make my bladder hold it, lol! I usually try to drink more when I stop for the day.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rob, I'd like to say that I feel your pain, but I've never had the pleasure of a kidney stone. However, I've worked with many a tough man who suffered through them. If you asked G-Town how too pee and still keep driving, I reckon he would say: "It Depends". Maybe you should consider that option so you can drink more water. Not trying to be a smart a** here, (who, me???), but it might work.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You should be drinking at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces, throughout the day.

"Holding out" doesn't necessarily cause stones, but lack of proper hydration could be a factor.

Get any GOOD MEDS (cause I KNOW they give good meds for stones). Be sure and KEEP RECORDS of your hospital visit and meds. VERIFY with your safety department how long after your last dose, you are OK to drive.

Keep in mind (God Forbid) you get in an accident within 72 hours of your last dose, you will drop hot.

BE CAREFUL. Feel better...

Rick

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donna M.'s Comment
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I use to have them real bad like two to three per month. I had an overactive thyroid, was taking calcium from my bones depositing into blood stream, kidneys was trying to filter back out causing calcium stones. Had my thyroid removed, never had any more stones.

Army 's Comment
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Rob

Glad your doing a bit better. I have also heard hydration is key. Also, I wanna say cranberry juice to maybe. I would just google something and see what you find.

Best wishes Chris

Marc Lee's Comment
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"Hang" in there!

I can vouch for these. Tried smaller package, in stock @ Wally World.

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Robsteeler's Comment
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🤔not sure if seriously suggesting diapers, or a bunch of smart asses! 😂🤣

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