Sunday, September 01, 2013
The saga continues folks. Nope, I haven't passed my kidney stone yet. Two more days and my doctor blasts it.
I had a restful sleep last night. I awoke this morning without pain but I know it can return within seconds, bringing me to my knees in pain. Folks, I am not exaggerating how intense the pain is. Thank God my doctor gave me another prescription for pain killer pills. As soon as I feel that sinking feeling coming on I take one pill (haven't had to take two at a time yet). Then I lay down perfectly flat on my back in my bed. The pain washes over me like a mean tidal wave. "Woosh!" and "Waash!" I take it, I have no other choice than to go to the ER and have painkillers administered intravenously, which works faster but doesn't solve the problem that I had a kidney stone trying to escape from my body.
I close my eyes as the pain continues to sweep over me. After about ten minutes I can feel a slight lessening of pain, although it is still very painful. Then after about 25 minutes the pain is gone and I feel like I'm almost a human being again. That's the way I spent most of yesterday, in my bed....sleeping and trying not to move too much lest I disturb my kidney stone and start it to move again. I am convinced that this stone will not pass on it's own, it is just too big.
I have an appointment on Tuesday at 12:30 at my doctor's office to fill out the authorization paperwork for the surgical procedure to blast away this damn stone. I don't know if the procedure will take place then but at least something is being done. My doctor had hoped for the "conservative approach" (his words) and let the stone move on it's own but that isn't happening (of course).
This is one for the books folks. Someday in the future I'll laugh about this "lost weekend" but right now it isn't so funny.