Being a new kidney stone former can be a frightening and confusing experience. Even if you manage to get medical care promptly, you may be left with a number of unanswered questions: What are your options for treatment? What should you expect during and after treatment? How you can prevent a stone from ever forming again?
Looking online it can be hard to find a trusted answer and while your urologist may provide you medically reliable information, let’s face it – not all doctors are great at translating medical information into something that’s easy to understand as a patient.
To help new stone formers in need, David Pogue, a noted technology news reporter from Yahoo, and himself a KidneyStoner, recently created a “user’s guide” for new kidney stone patients. He says he wrote it because when he was a new stone former, he wished he had an article just like it he could read. You’ll learn everything you need to know as a newbie in his 8 minute video. You can find it below.
We think it’s great. Accurate, easy to understand, and entertaining at the same time. Also, if you watch to the end you’ll see a small shout out to the KidneyStoners community. When you’re done with the video, you can read more in his full “Your kidney stone: A user’s guide” post.