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    Well, Not sure where to Post this but.......

    Everyone knows that I have been having problems with numbness in my butt and shooting pains down the front of my thighs.. well... just got the reports back from the MRI and cat Scan. THe Cat Scan shows a Nodule On the Left Kidney. Not really sure what this is all about PCP said I need to go back to the urologist for him to look into this new problem. And the MRI shows 2 Hernated dick in L4 and L5 and also Artritis in my lower back and Annular tear. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now not only do I have to go back to the Urologist for IC and this Kidney thing, but now I have to see a doctor for my back and now the neurolist that the pain management doctor wants me to see before he will even treat me for the pain. I am over all of this ****. I am angry at everything. I don't mean to feel sorry for myself but...... baby What can I tell ya, I am a BIG BABY.

    Thanks for Listening and any advise would be great.

    One day at a time!!!

  • #2
    Oh, Stacy. You must be feeling overwhelmed. I was feeling stressed just reading all that! When I have lots of things going on at once I try really hard to focus on doing "the next right thing". If I look at ALL the problems and issues at once it freaks me out.

    Sometimes making a list for myself, showing what I am going to do about each issue helps. I feel a little less helpless if I have some kind of plan, "I will do A and then after A will come B," etc.

    Do you already have the appt with the neurologist yet? The other thing I try to do is get on cancellation lists with doctors when my appt is a long way off.

    I am thinking of you. I don't know if you are someone who prays, but that is the biggest thing that helps me. Just knowing someone bigger than me is in charge, even though it appears that He/She is on a waaaayyyyy different time schedule than me lmao helps a little. And taking it one day at a time and talking about it helps me, too.

    Wishing you the best of luck and I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm glad they were able to find some things on the MRI that may be able to be treated. Not glad they were there, but since they were there --- I am so glad they found them so you can be on your way to feeling better.

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


    • #3
      {{{{{{{{{{{Stacy}}}}}}I am so sorry to hear about the news but glad that they found something and they can treat you the right way. It is so hard hving back problems and other problems along with the ic. Not fun to have. I will be praying for you and thinking of you. Hang in there. There's hope. Angel watching over us. In God's time. Hope you feel better soon.
      Hang in there , There is hope.
      There is hope. Prayer works.

      Love, Debbie


      • #4

        I had a mri show a nodule on my kidney. It turnes out to just be a cyst. My uro said the majority of the population had them. Still get it checked out though to be sure. Stay strong!



        • #5
          Hi Stacy...Sorry I responding so late...In NO WAY
          Wishing you the best, today, tomorrow, and always! Sheri G


          • #6
            hope that you are feeling better please let us know what is going on.
            'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


            • #7
              You are NOT a big baby! You are simply overwhelmed, as any of us would be. But, like others have said, one thing at a time.

              Take very, very good care of yourself. Know that many prayers and good thoughts are coming to you from this board. grouphug Not everyone posts, but if you concentrate, you can feel the positive energy. angel angel
              Positive thoughts and prayers that new treatments for IC will reach all who struggle with this disease,



              • #8
                Thank you everyone for all you Thoughts and Prayers!!

                Well just went to the Neuro guy yesterday and he doesn't think that I have nerve damage, but he wants to do an EMG tomorrow which is Wednesday 6/25/2003, just to make sure. This is not good or bad news just news sooooo.... And as far as the kidney thing I am seeing my uro Wednesday as well and will keep everyone informed. I am just so depressed lately all I can do when I get home from work is lye down and go to sleep. I am in so much pain and I think it is cruel to make someone wait thru the pain.

                Well I hope eveyone else has a pain free day!!! Take care!!

                One day at a time!!!