Saturday, August 31, 2013
Gather the Pity Party folks because I still have this kidney stone that I haven't passed. Of course it was my "good luck" to have this condition over the busiest holiday weekend of a summer resort, Labor Day Weekend. I was supposed to go into work today but there was no way I can work with this pain.
I'm taking painkiller pills (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen). They work really well. One tablet every four hours as need for pain. They take about 25 minutes to alleviate the pain (which is incredible, I cannot stress how much the pain is but I don't want to dwell on it, it is what it is).
This won't be a long blog entry because I feel the pain coming back since I'm sitting up. My best position for dealing with this pain seems to be flat on my back which I will be in a few minutes. I had Bill take a picture of me yesterday in bed, which is where I've been spending most of my days and nights the past two or three days. I am losing track of time.
Yesterday I tried to eat at our favorite restaurant in Milton but I couldn't make it past the first bite of my panini sandwich and had to bring it home.
I've already lost about five pounds or more. But I'm telling you, this is a helluva way to lose weight.
My doctor's office called and left a message for me on my phone yesterday which I didn't hear until late last night. He wants me to stop in his office on Tuesday to fill out the paperwork for surgery to remove this stone. Hopefully I can pass this stone before then but I doubt it. It seems firmly in place. I am able to pee (thank God!) but there is blood in my urine so I know that stone is stuck in my ureter canal.
I feel like a hostage to this folks. This is the worst medical situation I've had since I had that staph infection when I was 17 years old. The big difference now is that with my staph infection I didn't have any pain, just discomfort. Here I have the discomfort and pain. So bad.
Sorry to be such a wet blanket folks. One day I will be back to normal. And man I'm telling you I will have a new appreciation for being able to move around and do things without the constant threat of this almost unbearable pain.