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Constant Kidney stones! Since I was 11 (now 53) have had Kidney Stones (now its mostly hours or days, but sometimes weeks between)
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Constant Kidney stones! Since I was 11 (now 53) have had Kidney Stones (now its mostly hours or days, but sometimes weeks between). I have had every possible procedure to remove larger stones, as well as kidney and ureter clean-outs without success for more than a few weeks. I have completely changed my diet a half-dozen times with each urologist and/or nephrologist's guess-work as no chemistry was outside of normal. In and out of the hospital with stones in the many hundreds led me to just completely stop being a guinea pig and listen to guess-work by doctors about 10years ago. So I decided I simply needed to deal with the symptoms until some actual science based medical researcher/practitioner has figured it out. So we now know there is a defective gene responsible (and my 22yr old son has already had 9 stones, my first cousins in Italy also have had large quantities of stones (one of which is a doctor herself). The science behind this defective gene is not getting to any doctor I have spoken to in Florida, they are all just busy performing surgeries to remove the occasional1 stone at a time from random patients. After this many years of enduring pain I have been able to mentally deal with it, however my body is not cooperating and my blood pressure has skyrocketed so often that it has been high more than normal and so in addition to pain, I have to get BP under control on almost a daily basis. I am healthy and physically fit otherwise.
The cure for this is obviously Gene Therapy, but there are so few people in the world with this crazy volume of stones, there isn't even a proper name for it. So, how would it get any sort of priority?