I've had CML (Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia) in 1984, had a bone marrow transplant in Seattle and cured by 1989. But that experience made me realize how wrong doctors can be sometimes. In September 2003, I suddenly had a kidney infection. I was put in the small hospital for a week and it cleared up. Then I went to my Dr. a week later and told him I was having problems urinating. He ordered an IVP. 2 weeks went by and his nurse called and said we see a mass, they said I needed to see a urologist asap. I was moving the next day several states away but as soon as I arrived I got in with a urologist. He looked at the IVP I had brought with me and said your left kidney has been abnormal since birth. He showed me the x-ray and you could see the inside lining of the kidney had little dugout places. So He went in and cleaned out the bladder and put a stint in the ureter. It stayed in a month. He removed it right before Christmas. My urination had gotten to the point I had to go every 15 to 30 min. and I couldn't hold it but once the stint was removed it began funtioning more normal. It's now the 27th of January and it has flared up again. I am urinating constantly and no control. I have blood in my urine. Sometimes moist and sometimes clots. But my urologist says as bad as my kidney was, I should expect this over the next several months. Oh yes, when I had my kidney infection I learned my blood sugar was high. I have family history of diabetes. But I've been monitoring it and as long as I eat no carbs or starches, it stays in the normal range. I also have high blood pressure. Does anyone have any opinions? Please comment.