Thursday, July 02, 2009

This sucks.

Kidney stones suck.

If you've never had one, I pray that you never do.

I think I've had about 14, counting this one. I started getting those tell-tell twinges of pain in my side a few weeks ago, and last night they got so hard and frequent, I raided my medicine cabinet for pain pills I got during my last episode with a devilish stone. I went to bed and slept like I was out cold. This morning, the aches are dull, constant, and I feel nauseous. I've been through this dozens of times, so there's no use going to the hospital or the doctor. I just gotta drink water and get through it on my own.

Not to mention the fact that the one time I had to have surgery to remove one, the surgery and the effects of the antibiotics was wore than the stone. I had a stent put in, and waddled and wore Poise pads for a week since I had no control of my bladder and the medicine made me throw up every time I moved. I was dehydrated and felt like I had "heartburn of the vagina" or so I supposedly told my nurse as I was in the hospital. Yep, no desire to experience that again.

This wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to cook and clean for company Friday evening, have 4th of July plans with the family on Saturday, and 5- count them 1, 2, 3, 4, FIVE research papers due on TUESDAY! I still haven't started on one and have to do the research for 2 of them. Ugh. Plus, another 1/2 a bushel of beans to break & can and photos to upload for class. OH, I just remembered my library books are a day late, too. :(

Plus, Daddy's surgery to remove his tumor is Monday.

Kidney stones are little demons. They purposefully come and attack you at the most inconvenient times.


Melissa Venable said...

oh, no! this is horrible! i'm so sorry, i will pray for you & hope the kidney stones go away asap!!

Breezy Bride said...

Thanks so much! I can't wait for this pain to be gone!