Early this morning, 4:30 a.m. to be precise, I awoke to a very familiar pain in my back left side. My kidney stone had moved again. OMG, the pain.
I could feel myself going down again. That's the awful thing about kidney stones, when they pass the pain they cause is ever increasing. You literally feel like you're going down.... down to the End.
I got up and struggled downstairs to Bill's bedroom. I told him "I think I may have to go to the emergency room again." He said "Are you sure?" Then I thought, what good would that do except to administer another pain killer and take another CAT-SCAN? I know what the problem is.....my kidney stone hasn't passed....YET.
I have an appointment with my urologist this afternoon at 2:30 pm. I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AGAIN but I had to stop this pain. I went upstairs and got my pain medication. It is a generic of Oxycodone called Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen. I never put much faith in pain killers before, especially because of the side effects of nausea and constipation but I was willing to try anything this morning just to STOP the pain.
I took one pill and sat in the still dark sunroom with Bill by my side. After about five minutes of intense pain, I felt like I wasn't falling anymore. After about fifteen minutes the pain was actually bearable. These pills don't act as fast as the intravenous injections of pain killers that were given to me in the emergency room but they were working, thank God.
After another fifteen or so minutes I got up and went into my bed and laid down on my bed, fully clothed. Bill came in with me and sat in the easy chair by my bed that I use to watch TV. I drifted off to sleep. I awoke about an hour and a half later, feeling like a human being again. The pain, dull, was still there but not the intense pain when I woke up.
Bill left and I continued to sleep another hour or so. I got up and made some instant oatmeal for my breakfast. The pain is returning. I took another painkiller pill. Hopefully it is taking effect as I type this.
It is now 8:43 a.m. We will leave here around 2 pm for my appointment with my doctor. I still haven't passed my kidney stone. I will insist he do something to remove it even if it means it has to be blasted. This has to end.