Long story short- it's a 5mm kidney stone.
Without classic kidney stone symptoms (obvious back/flank discomfort or nausea), it took a CT scan to reveal a kidney stone causing gross hematuria.
For ten days, I was wrecked out over a recurrence or a whole new cancer, so I'm thankful for a kidney stone.
Still nothing more than a mild awareness of something on right side (same "pain" I had with two liver tumors and ascending colon tumor that I thought too many sit-ups caused), I'm just drinking lots of water until I know more after tomorrow's urology appointment.
FYI- my onc put me on Vit D supplement a couple of months ago for a needed boost in my level. She prescribed a lower dose of 10,000 units weekly so as to not risk kidney stone development. I even missed some doses and still got a stone. Coincidence? Maybe, but be aware of the risk if on Vit D supplements.
Perhaps terrible pain is headed my way, but it's not cancer and the agony and stress will end...unlike cancer, that never really ends. I will most likely be the happiest patient in the urologist's waiting room tomorrow.
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on Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
F-54- St 4- Ascend Colon, 2 Liver mets, Poorly dif, Mutant
9/10- R Liver Resect/Colon/Gall/Appendix
11/11- R Lung, 1 met, VATS
3/12- 9/12- Xeloda
2/12- 6/18 Clear Scans
6/19- first time no scan