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Update - Karen's Musings
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I do, indeed, have a kidney stone. osewalrus kindly agreed to take Julian (and Aaron of course) to school today (it was my day to drive to school). We dropped Julian off with osewalrus at 7am, another kindness bestowed upon us by the lovely Feld clan. Seth then took me to the hospital. I have to say that I feel ridiculous going to the ER for a kidney stone. There is nothing they can do other than do an x-ray (or in this case, a CT scan) to confirm what the problem is and give pain medicine. Those are both things my regular doctor could have done for me. Since this is my TENTH kidney stone, it's not like I didn't know what was going on. But at 6:20 when I was crying uncontrollably in pain, Seth gave me 2 vicodin ES tablets, called the Felds, got dressed and got Julian up and dressed and took me. By the time the doctor saw me, the pain medicine had me seriously not caring about my pain. So, like I said, I felt a little ridiculous being there, but on the other hand, he ordered a CT scan and confirmed that I have a kidney stone and wrote me a script for more painkillers (and wasn't even stingy about them, which is amazing in and of itself), so it was not a wasted trip.

Seth went to work around 12:15 and I curled up on the couch wondering why on earth I hadn't gone to work because, you know, I felt pretty okay. I wasn't in a lot of pain, I didn't feel loopy from the pain killers. I was tired, but otherwise couldn't figure out why I was home. A couple hours later the phone rang and I stood up to answer it and I felt like a knife was slicing a line through my abdomen. Oh yeah. THAT'S why I didn't go to work. The pain medicine wore off. DUH. More medicine. Life was good again.

beckyfeld picked the kids up from school and brought Julian home. My sweet boy is getting so grown up! Wowie! He was in a fine mood, ate a great dinner, and mostly entertained himself, since Seth was at work late to make up for lost time. Julian gets cuter and cuter every day, and I do need to do a Julian update soon, but I just haven't had the time. Hopefully soon.

Meanwhile, back to my drug-induced utopia.


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From: kahunadoctor Date: September 2nd, 2005 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
refuah shleima
cellio From: cellio Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. I'm sorry to hear that the stones didn't stop chasing you after the last one.
ralphmelton From: ralphmelton Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I know exactly how you feel about going to the ER for a kidney stone. I mean, yeah, I'm vomiting from the pain, but it's not like there's any mystery about what's going on or anything they can do to help.

(Coming up on four years of being stone-free.)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I love talking to you in a drug induced Woodstock event. I can say all kinds of *bad* things you aren't likely to remember!


Feel better soon! I am sending you a bottle of virtual "Kidney Stone Be Gone"
eyelid From: eyelid Date: September 2nd, 2005 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I hear a kidney stone is about the worst pain there is short of serious injury. Maybe even worse than labor.

Hang in there.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 2nd, 2005 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Every single person I know that has both given birth to a child (with or without drugs) and had a kidney stone has told me that the pain of a kidney stone is far worse than labor.

Honestly? Even having had ten of these buggers, I do not believe a single one of those women.

Thanks. I'm a might bit sick of being sick. Again.

I need to think up a name for this one. I'm hoping to find a particularly sinister name. Any ideas?
drmellow From: drmellow Date: September 2nd, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: September 2nd, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
>> I'm hoping to find a particularly sinister name.


OK, I'll turn down the sarcasm-o-meter a notch ... in all seriousness, please feel better soon.
eyelid From: eyelid Date: September 2nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about "Nemesis"?
gnomi From: gnomi Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! I wish you a speedy refuah sh'leima!
magid From: magid Date: September 2nd, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Extreme ouchies. I hope the stone passes quickly, your fever goes down, and while I'm at it, migraines are less frequent, too.

Refuah shlaimah. I hope this Shabbat is restful for you.
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