From Needles to Scalpels…Renal Autotransplantation is a Go!

Acupuncture did not help my flank pain at all (on a side note, it did help my knee pain, but I found it to be uncomfortable and not-at-all relaxing, which was different from most people in the room who were fast asleep during treatments). After a month of needles, it was back to the drawing board. I talked with Urology Doc at The Cleveland Clinic, he confirmed my diagnosis of Loin-Pain Hematuria Syndrome, and we scheduled my renal autotransplantation surgery for August 1st. The surgery will be 6 hours, and I will be in the hospital for a week, then at home healing after that. I will blog about it all when the time comes. After the kidney surgery, we will plan the C1-C2 fusion for my cervical instability.

If you don’t remember what LPHS is or you need a recap, along with a detailed explanation of the surgery, visit my other posts:

Hope you are enjoying March! Love and hugs!
Happy World Kidney Day!



  1. Anonymous

    Did you have the surgery? How did it go? How are you feeling? Similar story to you; EDS, nutcracker, LPHS, etc. Scheduled for auto-transplant next month. Would love to hear about your experience!


  2. Anonymous

    I'm curious how your surgery went too! I have nutcracker syndrome and researching different types of treatment. Let us know how you are doing!


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