I asked for a couple of days off work, this coming Monday and Tuesday, so how do you think I’m starting my 4 day weekend? Guzzling cranberry juice and experiencing kidney pain. Gah!
About 10 years ago I had a kidney stone. About a year later – I had another one. Apparently I am not able to pass a kidney stone myself – they had to be ‘retrieved’. The second one couldn’t even be removed on the first try, I had to have a stent put in between my kidney and my bladder and got to pee blood through a strainer for a month before that one would come out. Yay me!
Last night sitting on the couch I started to have pain in the area of my right kidney. That’s the famous stone producing kidney. Lots of pain. I thought I might have to go to the hospital but seeing as all they do is pump fluids and pain meds into you, I figured I would last as long as I could first.
Finally I took 6 extra strength Tylenols and went to bed and rocked myself to sleep. This morning (who am I kidding – it was noon) the pain was more like an ache. I showered and put makeup on thinking that if I did have to go to the hospital I would at least look presentable. But instead of the E.R. I ran to the store and got cranberry juice and Ibuprophen.
So now while some of you nice ladies out there are winging your way to BlogHer – I am at home, in pain, on my 2nd 16 oz glass of cranberry juice. I’m sure I’ll be fine, and I doubt many of you will be reading my blog while you’re gone. But if you do stop by – just think about me, okay? Have a drink and maybe float a toast out there for me, will ya?
I’m really grateful I hadn’t planned on going cause this would have made it a real drag!