Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kidney Stone? (update)

Gotta love those times when you just allow yourself to be sick and not be on a forced march.  Thanks to my mom and my hubby, I was able to get the rest I needed to recover from my kidney issues.  I am feeling a lot better, but still not all the way there yet.  I am still getting the occasional stabbing pain, but think it's possible that I actually passed the stone on Monday, because I was in a lot of pain that day.  The antibiotic has really been working well, since most of my flu symptoms have subsided.  I still feel weak and sore through my back and abdominal region.

I get to go have my renal system on TV tomorrow.  They pretty much torture you prior to the test.  The say: 

Fast after midnight, water only
Then go for your morning tinkle
Then go again two hours before, then no more tinkling  
Then an hour before, pound 40 oz's of water and hold it all in

If this were college and the water was Mickey's, hey, no problem!  I could hold that like no body's business.  Who wants to use the restroom in a frat house?!

But for someone with a UTI, this is like torture.  I have gone more times than a pregnant woman over the last few days, so you can imagine what holding back the flood gates will feel like while they are pushing on your full bladder.  I will probably look like Forrest Gump after he drank 15 Dr. Peppers.  Hope I don't accidentally hose down the technician :)

3 comments:

baby trevor's mommy said...

Kidney stones agree with you! You've successfully made me laugh several times over! lol Poor thing...I always HATED the pee-pee hold ultrasounds! In fact...I wish I would have hosed down the tech! They were my enemies! But alas...here's to hoping you're done with this & truly on the mend! And seriously...isn't it crazy that we went thru these *issues* in such close proximity? Weird-ness!
xoxoxox...danielle

JSmith5780 said...

Good luck, hope the stone is passed and you are headed towards recovery!

After 3 kids, I pee constantly. No pain but to the point I feel like I should be pregnant (I'm not!)

~Mama Skates~ said...

omg - u're hilarious! that does sound like torture! good luck girl...i hope u're well soon! glad u're getting the well-deserved help too! :0)