Ouch

I never saw it coming.

Friday night I had dinner with some friends.  It was a delightful night.   No indication that anything was going wrong– or would go wrong.

But Saturday morning, I knew something was terribly wrong.

The sharp pain in my side.  The difficulty going to the bathroom.  The wailing and groaning in pain.  The vomiting because of the pain.

Yep… it was another kidney stone.

I spent most of the morning in the ER.  I’m glad I went early– it was practically empty in there when I arrived, so I got in right away.  They started me on pain meds and started feeding me fluids to hopefully flush out the stone.  I then had a CAT scan to find out where it was and if it was moving.

The scan showed it was right at the top of my ureter, just after the kidney.  It seemed to be a small enough stone, but since it wasn’t moving much, they wanted me to go into a private observation room where they could watch me further.  So I moved out of the noisy, chaotic ER into my own small room.

There I spent the night, hooked up to fluids and lots of pain meds.  Yet nothing had changed– the stone still wasn’t moving.

I met with doctors today who decided to prescribe me some meds to help break up the stone and relax the ureter so it could move through me.  They sent me home today with these meds.

As of tonight, nothing has really changed, but I am taking my meds and drinking a ton of water.  Hopefully soon I will have myself a bouncing baby stone.

But until then… ouch.

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  1. I was just thinking about you! Hope you’re feeling better. Sounds mighty painful to go through.

    Take care of yourself buddy!

  2. Okay, that’s it. Too many of my friends are in hospitals. (okay, only two friends actually but that is two too many.) Feel better soon!

  3. Okay, that’s it. Too many of my friends are in hospitals. (okay, only two friends actually but that is two too many.) Feel better soon!

  4. Oh goodness, I know the pain you’re describing, I had a kidney stone once…..it finally passed and I swear I heard a “tink” when it hit the urinal…well that and all the pain was gone so it may have just been my brain shutting down.

    Hope you’re feeling better! Do you need anything? I’m in the ‘hood.

  5. Oh, man. As soon as I read the first few sentence, I knew exactly what you were going to say next. I’ve had enough of those things to last me for quite a while thank you.

    Good luck and I hope you pass it very soon.

  6. Oh goodness, I know the pain you’re describing, I had a kidney stone once…..it finally passed and I swear I heard a “tink” when it hit the urinal…well that and all the pain was gone so it may have just been my brain shutting down.

    Hope you’re feeling better! Do you need anything? I’m in the ‘hood.

  7. Oh, man. As soon as I read the first few sentence, I knew exactly what you were going to say next. I’ve had enough of those things to last me for quite a while thank you.

    Good luck and I hope you pass it very soon.

  8. You poor thing! I passed a kidney stone years ago. Such awful pain — I couldn’t stand up, sit down, kneel, crouch, lay flat, walk, not walk. At the hospital, as x-rays were being taken, I wanted to rip out my kidneys. I hope the medicines work; if not, Vicodin is a WONDERFUL thing.

  9. Oh dear. A friend of mine had a couple of those back in college, and they’re clearly no fun at all. I hope it gets better real soon!

  10. You poor thing! I passed a kidney stone years ago. Such awful pain — I couldn’t stand up, sit down, kneel, crouch, lay flat, walk, not walk. At the hospital, as x-rays were being taken, I wanted to rip out my kidneys. I hope the medicines work; if not, Vicodin is a WONDERFUL thing.

  11. Oh dear. A friend of mine had a couple of those back in college, and they’re clearly no fun at all. I hope it gets better real soon!

  12. Sorry to hear – Hope you’re feeling better FAST.

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  13. Sorry to hear – Hope you’re feeling better FAST.

    Just thought I’d let you know, I don’t know why, but your site loads very slowly, and eventually freezes up internet explorer. Something about at least one of the items it tries to load seems to make it stall.

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