Good morning folks. I'm going to try and get through this post even though I'm doped up with pain killers and exhausted.
Yes, as my blog title states, I am passing yet another kidney stone.
Early last week I noticed that I had a painful urination, so painful that I felt like passing out. No blood in my urine though. I thought maybe I had slight infection in my bladder. I refused to acknowledge that I was passing yet another kidney stone.
Regular followers of my blog know that I have passed many kidney stones, starting in 2001. I have had two operations to get rid of my kidney stones. One operation to remove one kidney stone that was stuck in my uretha. Another operations to blast out kidney stones that were waiting "to drop" at the top of my kidneys. Those operations were three years ago. I thought I was done with kidney stones for the rest of my life. Oh how foolish for this wishful thinking.
|Me waiting in the emergency room for the results of my MRI Friday night at 2:00 AM in the morning.|
Friday I noticed the onset of that dreaded pain that accompanies a kidney stone moving. I still refused to believe it was a kidney stone. I was concerned that I had a gallstone or bladder infection. Finally the pain became so great I could no longer avoid the inevitable. I called 911 for an ambulance for another return visit to the local emergency room.
|Bill waiting for me in the emergency room . . . . . again|
I have lost count how many time I've visited the emergency room since I moved down here. I think this is my fifth visit.
The results of my MRI scan at the emergency room showed that I was indeed was passing a kidney stone and I also have a bladder infection. Oh wonderful. Here we go again.
When I was in the emergency room I wasn't passing blood. After I left the emergency room at 2:30 am with my list of prescriptions for the infection and painkillers (Percot). Since I receive my medications from the VA I was going to wait until Monday to fill these prescriptions. Big mistake.
By the time I got home the pain had increased, big time. And now I have blood in my urine. I still have blood in my urine.
I called the emergency room and asked them if they could do something about my pain, which was becoming unbearable. The woman on the other end of the line asked "Didn't you fill the prescription?" I told her I hadn't. She said "You could be several days before that kidney stone passes. You should fill your prescription right away!" Thus I got in my car are drove down to the local Walgreen's, which is open 24 hours. Thank goodness. I asked how much it would cost to fill my prescriptions. I have to be careful when filling prescriptions because they could run into hundreds of dollars. I was told that the prescription for the nausea was the most expensive at $100. The pain killer was only $9.00. I told him I could handle the nausea but I did need the pain killer. Also the antibiotic for my bladder infection.
|Emergency Room Beebe Hospital Friday night - not the first time I've made an early morning visit to this place|
Somehow I made it back home, driving my car even though I was in tremendous pain. Bill can't drive because he lost his driver's license last June (he needs eye surgery for his cataracts). I was shaking so much. When I drove up to Walgreens I got the dry heaves. I leaned my head out of my car and tried to barf up nothing. I noticed a police car in the far end of the parking lot. Oh great, that's all I need to be questioned by the police for barfing in the Walgreen's parking lot. Thank goodness the police left me alone. Maybe he was sleeping in his police cruiser.
Hey folks, I have end this post now because I'm becoming very weak. I'll update it when I gain some strength back. I have called my urologist's office to make an appointment next week to address this problem, especially those kidney stones which are "waiting to fall." Thank goodness this didn't happen when I was in California.
I'm hurting folks but I'm still here.
|Waiting at the24 hour pharmacy in Walgreens to get my prescriptions filled. It a lot of pain here folks. You don't ever want to experience this kind of pain, believe me.|