Thursday, May 5, 2011

My kidneys hate me

Did I tell you guys about my kidney scare last week? In case I didn't... to make a long story short, I saw my urologist, ultrasound and xray were clear, and I was sent home on antibiotics for a UTI.

Well.

This morning at work, I was suddenly overcome with left flank pain. I have a pretty high tolerance, and I'm not just saying that. This floored me though. Chills, nausea, the works. I even came close to passing out. At that point, the nurse I was working with insisted I go down to ER, so she loaded me up in a wheelchair, and off we went.

Verdict after CT scan?

Fucking kidney stone (pardon my french). This little bastard is only 3mm, unlike my previous monster stones, so I will have to pass this one. Luckily, the pain has subsided for the better part of the afternoon. My back started twinging again right as I was checking out of the ER, but I made it home to swallow a Vicodin before it got out of hand. And I get the joy of straining my urine till I pass the darn thing.

On the plus side?

207.5 this morning! Can you say new low? WHEE!

7 comments:

Linda said...

Oh that sucks! I'm sorry you have a stone-here's hoping it passes quickly. Congrats on your new low - you are getting so close to the 100's.

Lap Band Gal said...

Oh no!! That sux :-( hang in there...

Bandita Senorita said...

Congrats on your new low. I *think* my big one was 3 mm. I blogged a lot about it. I think it was around September of 2009 if you ever feel like some kidney stone recreational reading. LOL! I do hope it passes quickly and that you are pain free throughout the duration.

Ms. M said...

Ugh! Sorry for the pain you're in... hope it passes quickly.

Way to go on the new low!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Uggggggg! You poor thing! Fantastic new low, too!

How long does it normally take to pass them? Feel better soon, Maria!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

You poor dear, you have had so much going on. Hope you feel better soon!

MandaPanda said...

Yay on new low but BOO for kidney stones! That sucks hun. I hope it passes soon.