|Leaving the Emergency Room tonight|
You're not going to believe this but I just got back from the emergency room at Beebe Hospital.
What are the odds after just posting my emergency room visit back in 1959?
Here's what happened folks. When I got up from my two hour nap this afternoon at around 5:30 my left side was hurting. I was nauseous. Very nauseous. Uh oh, I've been here before. About four years ago I had the same experience when I passed a kidney stone although I didn't know it at the time that what was happening.
I got up and tried to convince myself I was extra tired because of my prostate seeds or that I just had gas. These seed implants have wrecked havoc with my bowel movements. Either I'm constipated or "loose." Didn't work. I was getting sicker and sicker. Then when I started to projectile vomit (barley made it to the toilet and did get some on the wall and floor or which I DID NOT TAKE pictures), I suspected the worst, I was passing a kidney stone. I knew there was one left because the last time I passed a kidney stone which was I believe about four years ago I was told there was one "waiting."
I decided to call 911 for an ambulance to take me to the Beebe Emergency ward. Bill was very upset. Very upset.
While I waited for the ambulance, I sat in the kitchen chair, getting sicker and sicker. That's the problem with passing kidney stones, until you pass it there is no alleviation. On a pain scale of 1 to 10, 9 is "good." I was a 9. The last time I passed a kidney stone the pain was a 10. Yes, I wanted to die. This one was bad but not as bad as the last time.
By the way, my pain medication is starting to wear off. I hope I don't regret going to Walgreen's tonight to pick up the pain medication the emergency room doctor prescribed.
|My neighbor Bob who sat with me in the emergency room and just called Bill to tell him I would be alright|
|Type of ambulance I rode in this evening - very different from my 1959 ambulance|
I arrive at the emergency room. They transfer me from the contraption I was on in the ambulance to a gurney and proceed to take me on a
The emergency room doctor comes in and asks me a series of questions. "Where is the pain?" My left side which they called "quadrant" (whatever). The last time I had the pain on my ride side (quadrant). I asked "What side is my kidney on?" That's when they told me "You have kidneys on both sides." Really? Shows you how much I know. Maybe I'm thinking of my appendix, which I still have....and I'm still not sure which side that is on.
|Not my favorite place, on a gurney in the emergency room earlier this evening - what's that in my lap? My charger for my iPhone. I didn't know how long I would be in the hospital (my iPhone is in my pocket - never go any where without your iPhone.)|
He asks me a few more questions then says they're going to do a CAT-SCAN. I ask "Will that wipe out my iPhone?" You KNOW I bought my iPhone with me even though I wasn't in the picture taking mood. They said "No." Thank God.
The admissions clerk comes in and completes the admissions form. I ask "Do I get pain killer?" The PA, Gavin, said "Yes, someone will be in shortly" and she was. Thank God.