And I thought labor was bad!
Kidney stones, especially those blocking tubes making it so you can’t pee, hurt way worse than labor ever hurt. Way worse. Like a million times worse.
I remember very little from Wednesday. I do remember being in severe pain, unable to pee, and cussing. Lots and lots of cussing. I’m pretty sure I scared the bejeezus out of several nurses, doctors, ultrasound techs, X-ray techs, and especially Tate.
Although I hated to, I agreed to 2 X-Rays (ended up getting 4), Demerol (which was completely worthless), some anti-inflammatory drug (very bad this close to delivery), and “surgery”. Seeing as I didn’t so much as take a Tums when I was pregnant with Peanut, I am quite worried about the side effects of all these interventions. Petunia has been monitored and is doing well, I just hope there aren’t any long term effects. All the doctors and nurses assured Tate and me that these meds and procedures most likely wouldn’t harm the baby. (We did get a really cool picture of Petunia inside of me.)
Yesterday, I had “surgery” to remove the kidney stone. I’ve always considered surgery to be where they cut you. Luckily no cutting was involved, just a tube up my tinkler and a laser to break apart the stone. Doc said it was a very large stone. No shit. I have a stent which is incredibly uncomfortable, but still better than the ginormous kidney stone. Can’t wait until Monday to have the stent removed so that I won’t feel the urge to pee ALL THE TIME anymore.
Thanks everyone for your kind words. It was so nice to come home yesterday with 60+ messages in my inbox. Tate was impressed!
RE: Tagged, Spread the Love post…I have no clue what any of it meant either. Deep links? No idea. I don’t have too gooda smarts in the computery world.
Oh yeah, how could I forget…the Contest! Click on the button on your right!