Apparently, once you have a kidney stone, you are bound to have another and they usually only get worse. The samples I gave them were too small to analyze and we have no answer as to how I developed these. The most common causes are dehydration and too much oxalate. So I’m drinking a lot more water and have a new handy list of all the foods I can no longer enjoy.
I have been cutting back on coffee and chocolate anyways, but the spinach and sweet potatoes being off the table for me is really sad. I absolutely love sweet potatoes and spinach. Strawberries and blueberries are some of my favorites too. However, the fear of going through this again and it possibly being worse each time has me getting serious about what I’m eating.
I know everyone is probably tired of hearing about kidney stones. I know I am, but I will be having regular check ups with X-rays forever now. It is incredible. I really thought this would be the end of it. I’m in my 30’s and the list of what I can eat keeps shrinking. No shellfish, kiwi, or pineapple due to allergies. No dairy because of digestion issues. Now no more all kinds of other stuff. Oh well. So I’m sharing this list with anyone who might want to take a gander. Too much oxalate in your diet can cause it to collect in your kidneys and create stones.
Here’s to hoping I can keep my diet in check and stay well hydrated. I’m also drinking more lemonade in the hopes of dissolving any crystals that are still there. May we all take care of our health and listen to your back pain.