I'm Having Twins

Chris Breva By Chris Breva, 5th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/358_z7jv/
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My back pain has a name and a very good reason for being. I'm naming them Grimace and Horror!

I'm Having Twins

I have been having pain in my back for the past two weeks. I didn't think too much of it at first because I have a severe wedge fracture in my number one lumbar vertebra. So I thought it was that. When the pain got excruciating I finally broke down and went to the doctor to confirm what I was certain of: kidney stones! I have two of them! I call them my twins! They are nicknamed "Grimace" and "Horrible".

I asked my urologist exactly what was causing my stones as this is only about the tenth time I've had them. He said it was diet and genetics. I eat a lot of pasta so perhaps pasta is a contributor to the formation of a certain type of kidney stone? Anyway Grimace and Horrible will probably wait to be born when my doctor returns from his vacation if I don't go to anther doctor before then. They have me on pain pills so we will see?

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Kidney, Kidney Disorders, Kidney Problems, Kidney Stone, Kidney Stone Is A Accumulation Of Crystals That Sp, Kidney Stones, Kidneys

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author avatar Chris Breva
I am a poet and editor of Mid-Ohio Valley Poetry Magazine. I have published four books of poetry in my lifetime. I write about a wide variety of topics. I really enjoy poetry.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Hope your doctor comes back be very soon!...be weary of pain pills- they are not good friends...and I hope you are free of "Grimace" and "Horrible" very soon...take good care Chris...

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author avatar Chris Breva
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Delicia. I will be careful with the pain pills. I'm in recovery from addiction do I have to be careful.

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author avatar Terry Trainor
5th Jun 2013 (#)

An interesting piece my friend, I've just had blood tests on my kidneys a few days ago. I hope Grimace and Horrible have not taken a vacation!

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author avatar Chris Breva
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Terry. Good luck with your blood tests.

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author avatar Terry Trainor
6th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you my dear friend

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author avatar Terry Trainor
6th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you my dear friend

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author avatar Retired
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Ouch! My husband gets kidney stones occassionally so I understand they can be very painful.

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author avatar Chris Breva
6th Jun 2013 (#)

Tell him I'm sorry he had to go through that.

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author avatar Chris Breva
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Carolford.

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author avatar SkeetyD
7th Jun 2013 (#)

I heard that kidney stones are very painful so I hope you get relief soon

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Jun 2013 (#)

Hope you get better soon, I don't like pain killers.

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author avatar Chris Breva
14th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you both. I passed the stones without surgery.

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