Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nope, still sucks.

So for the past three days I've felt pretty crappy, but I figured it was left over from being dehydrated. Only no matter how much water I drink, I still feel bad and I'm still a little dehydrated. So then last night, I started getting sicker. And then I realized. I've got another kidney stone. I'm having the urge to pee all the time, but it's not an infection because it doesn't burn when I do pee. I'm having cramps. And last night my kidney started hurting. Put that all together and you have a small stone. Great. Just great.

No, I'm not going to the doctor. Kidney stones can be hugely painful, but they aren't normally dangerous. If you have one, they give you an enormously expensive cat scan to verify that it is in fact a kidney stone, then give you pain meds and send you home to pass it. If it blocks the flow of urine they'll treat that, but otherwise you're on your own. I got the cat scan last month, and I still have drugs from last time. Plus I have none of the signs of it blocking urine flow. I have had that happen, and trust me, you can't miss it. You puke. Not once. Lots. Til you have dry heaves. And it doesn't get better or go away until your kidney works again. So if I went to the Dr, all that would happen is more doctor bills.


maidto5 said...

you poor thing!! I hope the next week is better for you, cause this first one has sucked! :(

Tara said...

((((hugs))) I'm so sorry, what a crappy way to start the year. I'm with Chelle, crossing my fingers it looks up soon.