Kidney stones throwing up other problems.
A couple of weeks before Christmas I woke up one morning feeling as though I'd been kicked in my right kidney by a donkey. GP's appointment same day and I was prescribed co-codemol and asked to return the next day for blood tests.
Blood drawn and sent off for testing. 2 days later I got a phone call asking me to come in and see the doctor (oh, and bring a urine sample, please). That morning it looked like I'd thrown a bottle of red wine down the loo but at least the pain had stopped by then. Test results were unclear so more blood drawn and sent off.
In the meantime I received a letter to attend our local hospital for a scan of the affected area, which was carried out last Tuesday. The radiographer said the results would be sent to my GP in 2 or 3 weeks. On Friday last, I received a phone call at 6pm asking me to see my GP asap next week (I went yesterday morning) as he wanted to "have a chat" about the results. Both V and I were more than a little panicky over the weekend I can tell you - thinking the worst of the worst had been found.
GP said nah no signs of cancer just one or two minor things you should know about. First off, the stone that caused all the problems in the first place is one of many in both of your kidneys
but those others are unlikely to be moving around any time soon *phew*. My iron levels are on the low side (borderline anaemic) so he's recommended I stop donating to the vampires every 4 months. Finally, he's going to write to a artery/vein specialist because both arteries below my descending aorta are showing signs of aneurysm