|Beebe Hospital Lewes DE Emergency Room entrance - Thank God, last minute change of plans|
Yesterday was my worst day for this damn kidney stone. I thought I was doing so well because when I got up in the morning I had no pain. I didn't take any painkillers all day. Late in the afternoon I called my friend Larry on FaceTime. I haven't talked to him in over a week. Usually we talk every day. Oh, he's sick and bed ridden too. He has a cold or flu. I feel so bad for him. I went through that same thing last year.....after I had my flu shot.
So, while I was talking to him, I must have gotten too animated with my arms and disturbed my kidney stone which has been on the move which seems like forever, and I felt THE PAIN. I told Larry "I'm feeling the pain again."
I got off the computer, took my painkiller medicine and laid down on my bed. However, this time was different. The pain only increased, and increased and INCREASED. The pain killers weren't working!
I twisted this way and that way in my bed but nothing would alleviate the ever increasing pain. Finally after an hour an a half of just unbelievable waves of pain I struggled out of bed to our sun room where Bill was sitting. I told him "Bill, you're going to have to take me to the emergency room. I think something else is going on."
Oh I so DID NOT WANT to go to the emergency room again, the third time in as many weeks. But I could no longer endure the ever increasing pain which was taking place on my lower right back side. Right where my kidney is. I know what is causing it, that damn kidney stone which is stuck.
Bill said he would be ready in a few minutes. I got my prescription list, my iPhone charger and I was ready, even though I was bent over in excruciating pain.
Even getting in the car is almost impossible but I couldn't wait for an ambulance, they would take too long.
Thank God it wasn't high
I said to Bill "Just pull in the parking lot. The pain seems to be going away." He did. After a few minutes I got out and started to walk around. That's when I took the picture at the top of this blog. After another ten minutes the pain was back to just the soreness that I've had since my kidney stone began its Journey last Saturday. I can handle that pain.
Bill took me home. I took more pain medication and went to bed to lay flat on my back which seems to be the best position for me to relieve as much of the pain as I can.
I stayed in that position the rest of the night. I had my iPhone with me (thank God) so I can keep in touch with the outside world and check my e-mails and comments on my blog. I'm trying to keep everyone informed. I don't want to go blank screen during one of the most important health crises of my life. Folks, this is the worst I've ever experienced, the worst bar none.
I'm taking a chance right now by sitting up typing this blog. I know that pain can return in minutes.
However what I am doing now is taking my pain killer medicine every four hours whether I have pain or not. I just cannot go through again what I went through yesterday afternoon. I just cannot.
One more day folks. I see my doctor tomorrow at 12:30. One more day.