Wednesday, March 11, 2009


My first ultrasound confirmed the seriousness of the problem along with the unexpected surprise of four kidney stones between 5mm and 7mm in size. A new problem to research! An initial search suggests that that this size is now too big to cure itself but no so big as to be present a large problem. Not sure what the cost of removal will be of course...

The ultrasound doctor said something to the effect of "sometimes these cases can be cured, let's hope in God". Hmm... when a Doctor acknowledges that a cure will depend on God, you know you can't expect too much from the medics.

The results of the ultrasound say:
  • Kidney size 99x37mm (right) and 106x43mm (left), which is only slightly less than normal. This is a good thing.
  • Low cortex/medulla ratio (or "low cortimedullary differentiation") - I think (spanish translation). this is a bad thing.
  • Chronic inflamation, mostly on the left (bad).
  • Bladder normal.
Blood pressure today has been around 130/85, which is relatively good for me.

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