Friday, February 9, 2018

Unexpected hospital visit!




After spending much of Wednesday night in the hospital ER,
 I needed the calm of the upstairs bedroom for sleeping most of yesterday.
This was a my second kidney stone experience, the former being many years ago.
If you've ever had one you'll know exactly what I mean when I say "the most 
excruciating pain ever" and something I'd never wish on anyone.

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  1. Oh Mary, I'm sorry you had to go through that! Rest up and be well my friend! xxx

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    1. Thanks Rain, just hope I pass the darned thing - which is small according to the CT scan - soon. The pain was so severe I acted like a crazy woman in the ER - and had to wait 3 hrs.before getting any pain meds as the lab results and scan were scheduled first. I do hate taking those dangerous painkillers but took one yesterday as the pain returned, however today I'm doing much better.

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    2. You poor gal...I would hate taking pain killers, but honestly when it's too much, I give in. Hope you pass it soon. I can't imagine the pain of it all.

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  2. Oh, I hope it's better Mary. Rest in your bedroom is the perfect medicine. I do detest hospitals and finished up my surgery and did well except for falling splat on the floor in front of everyone. I recently found out I have a kidney stone after some scans, but they tell me it's not problematic. I hope they are right as I have heard about that pain. Glad you were home and not on you next adventure.

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    1. So glad your surgery went well Donna - but sorry you fell. Hate to tell you but be prepared for that stone to decide to move some day - you will definitely know!!!
      Yes, thankfully this has happened now and not 3 weeks from now!!!

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  3. Poor you! I've only ever had an inflammation in the area around my kidneys, which was painful enough without there being any stones involved. I hope you can sleep well and long, and get all the rest you need.

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    1. Thanks Meike - doing much better today, although I don't think the stone has passed yet! After 4 hours in the ER one seems to want to sleep for such a long time - so draining - and then the fear of catching the 'flu with all those really 'sick people' around!

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  4. Oh, so sorry to hear that, I know it is agonising. Take care, lots of rest and keep drinking water.

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    1. Am doing just that - plus adding lemon juice to the water as it's supposed to assist in blasting that little devilish stone to tiny bits!!!!! We'll see.

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  5. Mary, I'm so sorry you had this trouble, and hope the stone passes without further difficulty. Rest well. I love the quote above the closet door frame. What is the complete quote? Aimez, riez, revez, et allez dormir ...?

    I know what you mean about fear of catching something at the hospital. I think schools are germ factories, too, with so many sick students there. I wash diligently and refuse to eat anything that isn't separated into individual portions (no popcorn bowls, or snack mixes!). I use sanitizer on the computers before sitting down to work on them. One needs to take care.

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    1. That's the entire quote Lorrie - loosely translated - like, laugh, dream, and then sleep. . . . . .

      Yes, you need to take extra care in your school. Sadly there have been several young 'flu deaths here in NC this past month or so - and now a bad Norovirus is sweeping the schools also.
      Stay well dear -

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  6. Oh Mary! I am so sorry you had to go through that! It has happened to Kent once, so I know what you went through! Sending Hugs.

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    1. Even worse for guys!!! Bob had one once so at least he knew what I was going through that night - I acted like a banshee in that ER area, I was hurting so much and was so nauseous, plus my usual low BP went to almost 200 which the doctor said was a sign of intense pain. That scared me too! I was so glad to get home and crawl into bed and sleep for hours.

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  7. Get well very soon sweet lady <3

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  8. Oh no, Mary...I am SO sorry! I've never had one, thank goodness, but I've heard how painful they are. Healing thoughts and prayers your way. xoxo

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  9. Sorry to learn about this Mary - thank goodness it happened whilst you were at home and not travelling - take care.

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  10. OH no, Mary! I'm so sorry you dealt with so much pain. I've not had them myself but my Mum has had a couple of bouts with kidney stones and she suffered terrible pain. I hope you pass it without too much pain. Rest up and look forward to better days ahead.

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  11. Sending Hugs and get well soon messages, Dear Mary.

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  12. Oh, dear Mary,

    How awful. Gene had several kidney stones a few years ago. So I know how absolutely terrible the pain is. Please take care of yourself and get better soon. We are thinking of you.

    Love, Gene and Gina

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    1. Thanks dear - I'm doing OK now thankfully!

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  13. Oh Mary, I am so sorry to read about this. I can 'hear' your relief at being home. Wishing you calm and quiet and quick forgetting of the pain!

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    1. Thanks H - miss you, but glad to know you are out there and hope life is good X

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  14. Oh I feel your pain - actually I do. I spent Wednesday night in horrifying pain - not know what was causing it - even though I had two kidney stones previously - you'd think I'd remember. Fortunately I didn't have to spend time in the ER - got a super early appointment at my regular clinic - saw a new-to-me doctor and was on my way in an hour - by Friday midnight things had resolved and I was able to sleep, sleep, sleep. I agree - the pain is monstrous - I declare, it was worse than having all three of my babies - at once - hope I never get another stone. Glad you are doing better.

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    1. Hope you continue to be OK JoAnn - I'm sure you, like me, don't want to be on dangerous narcotic painkillers!
      I don't think the stone has passed yet but my pain has gone thankfully - guess I'll know what it is if I have another bout. I'm drinking glasses of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in water which is supposedly helpful, both with breaking up a stone and then keeping one free of future ones!
      Take care -

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  15. I am SOOO sorry, Mary! Please get well soon!

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  16. So sorry, dear Mary, I can only imagine how excruciating that must be., I cringe just thinking of it. How to avoid for next time? Is there anything one can do to help there? It’s not like you don;t already eat healthy etc.

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