Thursday, July 5, 2012

Update - Missing in Action?

Sorry I haven't been around. I went to the ER on Sunday, had minor surgery on Thursday, and have to go back for a small . . . procedure this Friday. In between it was tons of pain. I had three kidney stones, one of which was a half an inch in diameter and - well, blocking one side of things and the other two stones. The ER doctor said it was the largest stone he'd ever seen. Isn't it great to be distinguished like that? {picture me shaking my head and laughing}

Honestly I'd heard kidney stones hurt like the dickens but I had no idea. Add some fibro and IBS to the mix and I felt like I was being killed. They asked me that whole 1-10 pain scale and I think I said something totally un-witty like 20. She didn't laugh.

They stuck me five times because I was so dyhdrated. I never knew it before this, but extreme pain can make you sick to your stomach and I couldn't keep anything down.

The bruises have faded and I am feeling almost like myself. Next week I should be back to normal. I have some computer problems I'm fighting. I haven't been able to access my blog. I finally realized I can use IE instead of Mozilla, but I'd still like to fix the problem for "real." I also am losing my monitor. It flickers and goes dim. I've ordered a new one, but that is limiting my online time because it's very hard on my eyes.

I hope you all are doing well. Hugs and blessings ~


Angie said...

oh my! My husband had a kidney stone once...I don't think he's ever been in so much pain. The pain made him sick to his stomach too. When he finally passed it, it was very tiny...little bigger than a grain of sand but not as big as a pea. He couldn't believe something so tiny could cause so much pain. But sounds like your stones weren't so small. ((((hugs)))) Will keep you in my prayers. Hope your feeling better soon.

Margaret Metz said...

Angie - Sorry it took me so long to respond. I told you I'm having troubles accessing Blogger - and I haven't fixed that yet. Plus my monitor was broken. I just got the new one today. So I was only on for brief moments. I am feeling better, but it took longer than I thought it would. I was shocked by the size of those stones and the pain. I have so much more compassion for others going through that now.