Well, it happened again. About 4:30 this afternoon, I started having some back pain in the area around my right kidney. It wasn't long before I began having pain in my right side and abdomen along with the back pain. Within fifteen minutes I was in excruciating pain, having difficulty breathing, beginning to experience some signs of physical shock (nausea, cold hands and feet, chills), so I decided a trip to the ER was in order. Usually when I have a kidney stone, I manage to get to the doctor's office where they "disappear" before they can show up on CT scans or X-rays and the diagnosis is "probable kidney stone." This time we caught the rascal. A small stone showed up on the scan. It has found a comfortable place for now, so I'm not having any pain--just very tired and sore and waiting for it to leave through the customary route.
This isn't much fun. Truly, I'd rather have babies with no anesthesia (been there, done that). Kidney stones are much more painful.
FROM THE PRINCESS ...
4 years ago