I’m doomed to having kidney stones forever. I guess it’s no big deal since I’ve had them for the past 30 years anyway. The doctor got the analysis back from my stones and it’s calcium oxalate and there’s a diet I can follow to hopefully avoid having stones in the future.
Veggies to Avoid:
- Green Peppers*
- Lima Beans*
- Mustard Greens*
- Sweet Potatoes*
Fruits to Avoid:
It doesn’t say have these things in moderation. It says “AVOID”. Everything with an asterisk . . we grow here at home! What on earth can I eat? White potatoes, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, chard. We grow and eat a lot of veggies and at this point, I’m thinking having stones every 6 – 8 years may just be the price I have to pay to be able to eat the veggies that I love and I feel are healthy enough to justify the risk of kidney stones. Am I wrong?
Cola . . AVOID. Right!
Also on the avoid list: Grits and cranberry juice. Nuts! I’d always heard cranberry juice was good! And grits . . that’s the reason I grew corn! I live grits. I eat a few nuts during the day when I’m hungry.
Limit meat, poultry and fish to 5 oz per day! That’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So I guess I can live on Reese’s Cups, Almond Joys and boiled eggs! Wait . . can’t have chocolate. I can have boiled eggs . . breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
The only thing I saw on the info that was hopeful was that not enough calcium may cause more stones. I’ve been avoiding calcium (milk, ice cream – really!) so I can go back to having more milk than I’ve been having.
It’s pretty frustrating. It seems the more we know about the foods we eat, the more someone is saying we should avoid everything. When fruits, berries and veggies are off limits, I’m just not real sure what to do!
Yes, it is frustrating! Knowing there’s a diet I could follow and possibly avoid having kidney stones for the 11th time (yes, I’ve now had them 10 times but thankfully, only 5 surgeries for them!) and on the other hand, knowing it’s a diet I cannot possibly follow.