It all started Friday night. I just didn't feel well, like I was coming down with something. I slept most of Saturday and felt better when I woke up. Sunday, we prepared for our Mother's Day dinner. I got so tired preparing things that I had to take a nap. This is something I never do! On Monday, my lower back hurt and I had a little blood in my urine. I knew then what I was in store for.
Yesterday, I went to school and about 8:30 that old familiar feeling came back. I knew instantly what it was. I told my friend Diane, "I am going to pass a kidney stone today." I started thinking lots of water thinking that I could help the stone along. I drank a lot of water and it the water was not coming out. This concerned me, but I kept teaching. I taught until 10:30 and finally decided to go home and suffer through the pain in the comfort of my own home which is absent of third graders watching my every move.
Diane told me not to drive myself, but you know how guys can be...stubborn! Driving home was pretty hard the pain was getting worse and I was getting cold chills. When I got home, I called Jeff and told him what was going on. He said he would come home and take me to the ER. I said, "No, that is crazy. I will be fine." I am more stubborn than I realized...LOL! While I waited for Jeff to get home the pain just kept getting worse. Then I started vomiting. I had not vomited since I was fifteen years old. That is a whopping twenty-three years ago! Then I started sweating like crazy. I was really concerned. Jeff came in and took one look at me and said, "We are going to the emergency room." I was in no position to argue. On the way to the ER I was giving Jeff my password to my blog. I said, "If something happens to me, you have to let everyone know." The pain was that bad! I thought I may not make it. That sounds crazy now! = )
When I got to the emergency room, they did blood work, an urinalysis, and a cat scan. The pain had let up quite a bit by then, so I was feeling better. It came in waves. It would be okay, then bad again. When I saw the doctor he said the stone was small enough to pass on my own. He gave me an IV of basically water along with some morphine. The pain was gone instantly and I felt better than I had in days. They told me to go home and drink lots of water to help the stone move.
I decided to stay home from school today to rest. I believe I have passed the stone. I am not 100% sure, but I have very little pain today. I guess I will just wait and see. I have plenty of pain medication if I need it.
I know that I always strive to make my blog a positive and happy place to visit, but I wanted to share with you what was going on. I appreciate any prayers that you can send my way. God was certainly watching over me and I am so thankful that he kept me safe.
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"Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
~Mary Tyler Moore~
~Mary Tyler Moore~
All My Best,