I'm in stage 3 CKD, along with many other health issues. Last year I went into the hospital at this same time of year and had a kidney stone removed . It was 2.5 cm's , now I have to go in and have one that is 7.5cm's removed. I have had kidney problems from birth and I'm tired of fighting, but not ready to give up. I do every thing my doctors tell me, but still lost 6 more percent of my kidney function in one month. Scared that the lose is coming to fast and I won't be around to see my grandchildren grow up.