Yesterday I received the call I have been purposely avoiding for the last week. . . the call from my doctor regarding my last set of tests. Well, I can say it is both bad news and good news. The good news is only because I always set myself up for the worst. I tell myself that I have the worst possible disease so when I get the results and they suck, I can say “Well, at least it wasn’t as bad as I thought”.
The bad news is that I have a large kidney stone in my right kidney. My doctor believes that since it is so big, it will be difficult or impossible to pass so I have been asked to come back in to decide on treatment options. . . ugghh. Those words are never fun and mean that the doctors are going to put me through hell to cure one problem while probably creating ten others. I’ve been through it before.
So while I await my fate with the doctors I have decided to take matters into my own hands and see what I can do to help relieve the situation using natural remedies. So for the last day and a half I have been scouring the internet looking for natural ways to dissolve kidney stones. I am not sure if any of these actually work, but I am really hoping and praying that they do. . . at least do something.
Here are a few options I found that I am going to give a try. They are simple and cant hurt anything if they don’t work. But really I am saying ” PLEASE, please, please work”. . .
Five Natural Ways to Help with Kidney Stone
1. Drink a glass of a lemon drink daily. – can do! (WikiHow)
2. Consume 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar daily. – a little more difficult, but can do. (WikiHow)
3. Drink Cranberry juice (WikiHow)
4. Take a Vitamin C pill – Already doing it! (E-How)
5. Eat Watermelon! – Love this one! (Natural Remedies)
These are the couple simple steps I am taking at home to see if I can dissolve the stone, even a little. I have put the links to where I found these remedies behind each option so you can see the details yourself. I sure hope these work! Do you know of any other remedies I should try? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for all your support!
<3 Dick and Jane