Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

This past Monday, I was finishing up a blog, minding my own business.  Then, out of nowhere, I am on the floor.  Literally, laying on the floor and clutching the right side of my abdomen.  Not at all how I envisioned starting this week. I decide to ride the roller coaster of pain for a while and see if it works its way out.  By " it " I mean, I have no idea what the heck is bringing me to my knees.  Wave after wave of pain.  Two hours later, Jim comes home for lunch and sees the peril I am in.  He calls my primary Dr., who says "get her to the ER".  I do not want to go, after all, it will be the second time this month.  As the pain increases, I decide to go.

After being scanned, it is confirmed...... Kidney stone.  OK, it could have been worse.  Now, I get an education on kidney stones.  Basically, anyone can get a stone, even kids.  Some people will have them and never know it.  The only time these stones are a problem is when they decide to move out of the bladder.  They travel down a narrow tube, slicing their way through.  As you can see from the picture below, kidney stones can be sharp.

Kidney Stone

My ER Dr. informed me that I have one stone travelling right now.  It may be as painful as child birth as it comes out.  I have named him Kenny.  Kenny the kidney stone.  The Dr. also told me that Kenny has nine siblings.  Yes, you read right, nine.  I feel like a ticking time bomb, but at least I know what is going on now.  I have to catch Kenny and put him in a jar to be tested. At only 3mm small I hope I can see him.

Kenny needs to move out soon.  The medication I am on says no alcohol and I have some holiday parties to attend this weekend. Plus, after this ordeal, I could really use a drink.   I guess I could be a designated driver if he doesn't.

******  Edit******

At approximately 2:02 pm this afternoon, Kenny made his way out of my temple.  He is not as cute as the above picture, but he's mine.  It was painful but quick. When Kenny is ready to speak I will ask him when his siblings will be arriving. I believe calling him out in public did the trick. Now, I am ready for that drink.


  1. My husband had a kidney stone a few years ago and was in misery. Ugh. Hope Kenny makes a quick and as pain free as possible exit.

  2. You killed Kenny! Glad you're doing better.

  3. Ryback, I believe she is referring to temple as in the body is a temple, and not that the stone came out of her head.

    Otherwise, yeah WTF?