Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Have I passed my kidney stone? I really can't tell. My stomach is still sore but that may be because of my infected bladder.
I just got back from my local VA Outpatient
Clinic. I called them yesterday with an emergency request for more pain killers. The Emergency Room over the weekend only gave me twelve painkillers (a generic Percot pill). I was in a panic because I used the last pill from the Emergency Room yesterday. Thank goodness the VA came through for me.
Folks, the worst thing about passing a kidney stone is the pain. And each time is different.
I began feeling something was going on early last week but I willfully ignored the signs of kidney stones and bladder infection.
I could no longer ignore this extremely painful process which is why I ended up in the Emergency Room.
So here is the update on my situation. I called my urologist's office to make an appointment. They told me since I was "passing a kidney stone" then couldn't see me until NEXT MONTH! I was stunned. I called back just to make sure and I was told I have to pass that kidney stone first. Why don't I just die while I'm at it?
Passing a kidney stone, I've seen this movie before.For most of the weekend I've been in bed all day, sleeping. Then Sunday night I woke up and felt NO PAIN. I actually felt normal, which is a wonderful feeling when you've been banging your head against the wall for so long.
The pain in my left side has moved down. I haven't seen any kidney stone in my pee but it could be a small as a grain of salt. Something that small cause so much pain? Oh sure. I can't seen too much in my urine anyway with the the blood. The most blood I've ever had during one of these episodes. One thing though, I'm not in excruciating pain, which is often the case with a kidney stone passing. I was Saturday night, big time. The kind of pain where you say "Lord take me, I'm ready to go!"
So you know what the other problem is don't you? Not to gross out my more sensitive readers, but I haven't taken a good poop since last Friday morning. I usually go twice or more a day! TMI? That's the downside of painkillers, they do back you up. And folks, I'm pretty well backed up. Of course I haven't eaten that much either. I'm on a Kidney Stone Diet. HA!
Folks, I'm so anxious to get back to normal. Thank goodness my co-worker Don W. filled in for me last night at the hotel. Believe me folks, you wouldn't want to encounter me in the state I'm in, if you were checking into the hotel last night.
Oh, I forgot to mention. How lucky are we here to have missed this Major Winter Snowstorm? I drove the thirteen miles (one way) to Georgetown this morning in the high winds and rain to pick up my prescription. Well worth it folks!