Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This Too Shall Pass

I've been having a "pinchy" pain in my lower left abdomen for about a week now.  Last night the pain increased and this morning I felt better for about 3 minutes and then felt like I was going to pass out with pain, sweats and nausea.  I managed to squeeze in a healthy anxiety attack in there too.

Poor SM.  Yanked from a deep sleep with his wife yelling at him to call 911. 

A 6:00 am emergency room visit, 1 CT scan and 3 hours later and I've been diagnosed with a good sized kidney stone about to drop in my bladder with 2 more hanging out in my kidney still to come.   Oh Joy!  My first kidney stone!

But get this...even the Dr said this was weird...Everything is on my right side.  All the stones. 

"But all my pain is on my left side."  I said to the Doc.

"Yeah...I know it's odd.  I read the radiologist's report and went back to look at the scans again myself."  He shrugged.  "But I'd bet that's the source of your pain."

So I'm hanging out at the house today, hoping for an early Christmas present. 

Hopefully with the shot they gave me to dilate my ureter and the percocet Rx sitting on the counter, I won't have a Kramer moment.

10 comments:

  1. Kidney stones are not any fun. I would rate them pretty close to giving birth! Hopefully the meds will help and the stone will pass quickly. I passed one about 9 years ago. The others that were lingering are still lingering. So, you may only have to deal with this one.

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  2. Aw, Tami. Nasty, nasty - hope this "passes" (in both senses of the word) soon, Feel better.

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  3. So sorry you are in such pain and messing with this at Christmas time!! I really hope you are feeling better soon!

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  4. Ouch!!! Sorry to hear this :( Hopefully they pass quickly and painlessly.

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  5. Oh, gosh, what a terrible way to spend a day...waiting for another painful episode...so sorry and hope you are over this very soon!

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  6. Oh Tami, bummer. Right side or left, it's still a bummer. I hope it's resolved soon.

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  7. Oh goodness Tami... This sucks! I hope the meds help and that everything passes with ease. I hope you are able to enjoy Christmas at least a little!

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  8. OMG! Damn...I've had a few stones in my day and I'd rather have had all five of my kids at once then pass even a tiny one...I am so sorry you have to go through this! I can't believe you have do go through that with the holidays and all. Take care of yourself.

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  9. Not a good thing. Hope it is over with soon. Best to you!!

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  10. I hope you get some relief soon.
    Take it easy, girl!

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