Author Archives: Bonnie

From a Patient’s Perspective: The Ureteral Stent: Friend or Foe?

Ureteral stent

Even though different people respond to stents in different ways, I suspect anyone who’s ever lived with a ureteral stent remembers the experience.  I have had two, and both were, indeed, memorable. Prior to undergoing a pyeloplasty, (a surgical procedure … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with the Need to be Over-Hydrated – From a Patient’s Perspective

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Water, Water Everywhere: Coming to Terms with the Necessity to be Over-Hydrated. I know the consumption of plenty of water is necessary in order to stay properly hydrated, especially if one lives in a hot and dry climate.  I live … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones: Why me? – From a Patient’s Perspective

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A healthy lifestyle: In some ways I’m a typical kidney stone former, but in other respects, I suppose I’m not.  I’m a female in my early sixties who lives in a very hot and dry climate.  I work full-time.  I’ve … Continue reading

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