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Lions, Tigers, and KIDNEY STONES, Oh My!

I had my 6th or 7th kidney stone a few weeks ago.  I had the bulk of them in college when I still had undiagnosed Cushing's Disease, and these horribly painful tiny things were the missing piece of the puzzle, for me at least.  Since college, I have gotten one every year or two, and after an ER visit and a day or two the painkillers can be stopped and life goes on.  Except this time, the wonderful nurses and physician assistant realized that this has been going on for too long without an answer or help to minimize the risk of getting more. 
I went BACK to MGH, my home away from home, to see a urologist today.  She and her student/fellow (?) came in and asked me if I had any significant medical history.  20 minutes later and a full history behind us, they focused in on my parathyroid hormone, which has been elevated before, and I had assumed, which is not a great thing to do with a history like mine, that the endocrinologist who found that abnormal test, had re-tested after my calc…

Almost 10,000 Views this year!

I can't believe I have over 9,000 views since the beginning of the year!  I was just telling one of my cousins at a family party this past weekend that I need to do 30 blogs in 30 days again, it really got me into a routine, even if I had to do a "catch up" blog or two.

As for me, I've been doing pretty well.  I just got back from Colorado, my cousin's wedding was the main reason we went but we got to do a lot of other things while we were there.

My health has given me a little break, as I haven't had any major issues since June.  I had another kidney stone that had probably been hanging out just waiting for the most inconvenient moment ever to decide to lodge itself in my ureter, but other than that I've been great!  I have traveled so much this summer, to Ft. Lauderdale to Christine's school, then Houston for ENDO, then DC to see some of my favorite people ever, and now Colorado!  I don't remember the last time I was able to do so much in one …

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