Tuesday, June 10, 2008

This too Shall Pass


A little over 24 hours ago I thought I was going to die. Truly, death by pain! I have never experienced pain like that before. It was much worse than giving birth! Yesterday afternoon I took a little cat nap, and awoke to a small pain in my lower back. (I've had this same pain on and off for a few days now. And just earlier that morning the doctor told me I had a bladder infection) Within 10 minutes of waking up to that dull pain, I could barely talk on the phone, telling Nathan to "Come home!!" Off to the emergency room for me. Again, I can't even begin to explain the pain, it was horrid, so horrid that I started hyperventilating, and throwing up. Awesome. After some amazing morphine, some nausea medication, CT scans, and 4+ hours in the ER, I was told that I have kidney stones. Not fun. I am doing better today though. No terribly scary pain, just mild stuff. Thank goodness for pain medication. But, supposedly the worse is yet to come. . . yippee! (sarcasm folks)

9 comments:

hawkesfam said...

...and we are praying for this to pass Sooner than Later!!! Bless you, sweetie. xoxoxoxo

rick said...

holy pooh! thats crazy! We really hope your feeling better soon (and i just watched the episode of friends where phoebe gives birth to triplets and joey gives birth to kidney stones!) - Elly

joyce said...

So sorry for your pain!!! I've heard about those terrible kidney stones. How long before they pass? Ouch!
Do they know what's caused them?
Good luck... I suppose this is a good excuse for you NOT to go walking. Sigh... call me when you're feeling better.

Tim & Celeste said...

That is terrible!!! I've been there, too, and I'm sorry that you get this- and still have kids to take care of. Hope it passes soon!

The Ormsbys down under said...

Our prayers as always include you, but for a little extra help right now. Hope you're feeling better soon, Love You!

the meyersons said...

Jennifer!! What gives? Kidney stones are not fashionable. Why would you do that?

I hope you feel better and that the worse part doesn't have to come.

jess said...

that is so scary, I hope you make it through this!

Aly said...

Jen I am SOOO Sorry!! I have had kidney stones 5 times!! The first time I had to have surgery, and the other times I have just been in agony until they pass. I know exactly how you feel. I will be your doctor and tell you to drink LOTS of water... supposedly about 110 ounces a day!! I can't drink soda or they pop up every time. Let me know how you are... again SORRY!!

Summer said...

OUCH!!! I hope you are feeling better!