Friday, June 13, 2008

Passing A Stone

I woke up on Tuesday morning to the most intense pain I'd ever felt in my life. It felt like my lower back was on fire. I thought it was just a muscle or something. A few hours later the pain went away and I was fine. Then today, Friday, I again woke to that same pain. Only this time it lasted longer and there was a bit of blood in my urine. I just got back from the emergency room where they told me that I was trying to pass a kidney stone. If you've never passed one, count your lucky stars. I don't cry very often, but that pain had me in tears today. Hopefully this damn thing will pass in the next couple of days so I can be done with it.

3 comments:

Opinionnation said...

never have. never want to. GOOD LUCK

BetteJo said...

Been there, done that. More than once. Mine were stubborn, they had to go in and get them. Hope yours passes on it's own - and quickly! Fluids, LOTS of fluids!

Indian Chris said...

See, that's what I'm afraid of. I don't want them to have to go in and get them. But it's been a week and nothing so far, so I'm starting to get a little concerned. But there's been no pain, except the pain in my kidney on Tuesday and Friday. So I don't know. I've taken to drinking cranberry juice to help it along, and, God help me, I'm starting to like the stuff.