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I haven’t had this tea in ages!

I went to bed at 1 a.m. Hubby woke me at 6 a.m. saying he was in pain. After about an hour of trying to pat him and say “there, there” he finally agreed to let me take him to the hospital, where we were sure they would say he had a kidney stone. They did, and he did.

After freezing in the E.D. and trying to nap for two hours on chairs, I wanted…no, needed….some tea! I decided to give this one a try again being careful. Very careful.

And it paid off. This was a fantastic boost. I steeped it in my little eight ounce gongfu pot, using 200F water for only three minutes. The taste was so fruity, you would almost think it was flavored. After the fruit, a nutty flavor follows. Though this is a black tea, there is something about it that reminds me of an oolong.

Really, really delicious this morning.

Azzrian

Hope your hubby is better soon.

TeaBrat

Oh no! Best wished to the hub!

TeaBrat

wished = wishes, well you know!

ashmanra

Thank you! He is home now and feeling much better. I don’t know if the shot totally killed the pain or if the stone passed and it is over, but I am hoping it is all done!

Indigobloom

ouch!! hope it’s all done to :(

Bonnie

POOR HIM! I had 2 kidney stones in 6 months and the first one was so bad that I was alone and called 911…(didn’t know what it was and was passing out!) Glad it was ONLY a Stone!!! Yeah! He’ll be good as new!

K S

There are not enough drugs to kill that pain. He surely passed it or it moved. Hoping for passed it.

ashmanra

Hooray! It is officially passed, and hopefully this is the first and last one he will ever have! Thank you for the well wishes!

ashmanra

Oh, Bonnie! I am glad you have not had any more of them. I had one two years ago on vacation at the beach and had no idea what was happening. Tea friend Sandy here on steepster is a doctor, and when I called her and told her what was happening she told me it sounded like a kidney stone, so we went to an Urgent Care in a nearby town. I was throwing up constantly from the pain. I had someone with me who could drive me there, or I would have had to call an ambulance, too. I had to get hubby up off the grass and back in the car! You can’t drive in that kind of pain! K S: sounds like you are speaking from experience, too!

JacquelineM

Owwwwwwww. I’m glad that thing is out of him and I hope he feels better soon!

Helena

I’ve never had one but I’m glad your hubby is feeling better and I hope that you guys don’t get another one :D I would check with the doctor as I think cranberry juice can help prevent another one but I’m not a doctor and don’t know for sure.

ashmanra

Thanks, Helena! I have read that lemonade would help, though it takes a lot of it daily to keep them at bay. I guess the most important thing will be always staying hydrated so the crystals don’t get a chance to form. I hope they analyze the stone so we will know what he should do. Oxalates, calcium, who knows what to do? LOL! He has always been a big milk drinker.

Helena

yeah it all depends on what the doctors say :D

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Azzrian

Hope your hubby is better soon.

TeaBrat

Oh no! Best wished to the hub!

TeaBrat

wished = wishes, well you know!

ashmanra

Thank you! He is home now and feeling much better. I don’t know if the shot totally killed the pain or if the stone passed and it is over, but I am hoping it is all done!

Indigobloom

ouch!! hope it’s all done to :(

Bonnie

POOR HIM! I had 2 kidney stones in 6 months and the first one was so bad that I was alone and called 911…(didn’t know what it was and was passing out!) Glad it was ONLY a Stone!!! Yeah! He’ll be good as new!

K S

There are not enough drugs to kill that pain. He surely passed it or it moved. Hoping for passed it.

ashmanra

Hooray! It is officially passed, and hopefully this is the first and last one he will ever have! Thank you for the well wishes!

ashmanra

Oh, Bonnie! I am glad you have not had any more of them. I had one two years ago on vacation at the beach and had no idea what was happening. Tea friend Sandy here on steepster is a doctor, and when I called her and told her what was happening she told me it sounded like a kidney stone, so we went to an Urgent Care in a nearby town. I was throwing up constantly from the pain. I had someone with me who could drive me there, or I would have had to call an ambulance, too. I had to get hubby up off the grass and back in the car! You can’t drive in that kind of pain! K S: sounds like you are speaking from experience, too!

JacquelineM

Owwwwwwww. I’m glad that thing is out of him and I hope he feels better soon!

Helena

I’ve never had one but I’m glad your hubby is feeling better and I hope that you guys don’t get another one :D I would check with the doctor as I think cranberry juice can help prevent another one but I’m not a doctor and don’t know for sure.

ashmanra

Thanks, Helena! I have read that lemonade would help, though it takes a lot of it daily to keep them at bay. I guess the most important thing will be always staying hydrated so the crystals don’t get a chance to form. I hope they analyze the stone so we will know what he should do. Oxalates, calcium, who knows what to do? LOL! He has always been a big milk drinker.

Helena

yeah it all depends on what the doctors say :D

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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