Sunday, November 21, 2010

A story about a Stone

Let me tell you about the busiest week ever. This week was set up to be a busy one, lots of good stuff but very busy. Lots of things happening that had taken months of planning. So when I woke up Sunday night at 3:00 am with a pretty bad pain in my right side I was stressed out. After taking a pain pill and laying on a heating pad I was able to fall asleep. The next morning I went to the intstacare so I could get checked out, the doctor determined it was most likely a kidney infection and maybe a kidney stone. He put me on a antibiotic and sent me on my way. Monday and Tuesday I tried to take it easy.

Wednesday was a big day. The Lower Lights were coming to do a fireside for our youth and I was in charge. I felt much much better on Wed. I was sure I was over the worst part. The fireside was amazing, better than I could have hoped for and I was so thankful to feel well on that day.

Thursday was pretty much the same a little tired a little weak but felt like it was nothing a good night of sleep could not cure.

Friday I had a big thing at work I needed to help at from 1-6 and then I needed to come home and do one million things to prepare for the Christmas boutique fundraiser I was having at my house the next day with my friends. I had put off almost all baking and setting up until that night since I felt so crappy.

Well about one hour into my work event I started feeling weird. Not quite right, painful stomach. I started to get anxious and nervous. I got out of there as quick as I could and called Curtis to explain my lower abdomen pain. When I walked in the house he had a big glass of water and two pain pills waiting, I was so relieved. I was sure they would kick in quickly. They did not. no relief whatsoever. After an hour of horrible pain I told Curt we had to go the hospital. I felt so dramatic, I could hear myself crying and whining and saying how much pain I was in but I could not stop myself! It was hands down the worst pain I have ever been in. Much worse than labor pains for me because there is no relief no break between contractions.

When we got to the instacare they were able to get me in really quickly and get a blood and urine sample to quickly determine that I for sure had a kidney infection and most likely from how crazy I was being a kidney stone as well. Then finally I was able to get a shot to relieve the pain, thank the heavens above. It took about twenty minutes for it to kick in and got better and better from there. I went into the bathroom after the pain shot and laughed out loud at my appearance, red sweat pants gray t-shirt flip flops mascara run down my face from my tears and my hair half in a ponytail half down. I looked like a true blue crazy person. They probably were scared of me.

After the instacare we went to IMC and got a scan where they indeed found a 5 millimeter kidney stone. If if were any bigger than that they would most likely have had to do surgery. I was thankful it was not any bigger. I was also thankful that the doctor said it was pretty much out of the super painful zone.

The next day my girlfriends all came and helped make our fundraiser great. They were so awesome to stay all day with me and let me take my pain pills and be sort of out of it. Amazingly Heather just happened to have all the ingredients for the red velvet cookies I was supposed to make so she made them for me. The Fundraiser was a huge success and I was thankful.

Last night and today I just feel tired weak and out of it. I am thankful that I get to stay home and enjoy the pretty snow and get better from inside my house. I am very impressed if anyone read this whole story! I want to remember all the details because it was the craziest week ever. And I think the description of me at the doctors is certainly worth remembering.

10 comments:

The Blanchard Family said...

I hope you are over the worst! There is nothing worse than already feeling overwhelmed about a super stressful and full week and then having that on top of it! I love you and hope you feel better soon!

Laura said...

Ummm really?? That sounds awful! I'm sorry you were in such pain! The boutique was great Though and you were so cheerful!

naptime nostalgia said...

You are amazing. Kidney stones are not. Loves!

Lisa B. said...

so glad you're on the mend--this sounds like such an ordeal. love you so much!

jamie said...

Like I told you, I so feel your pain. I remember getting a kidney stone and the nurse telling me, "well, anyone that can handle the pain of a kidney stone can handle child birth." It sucked.

Also, thanks again for telling me about the boutique yesterday! I was so happy to get the kids pics done, and also so happy that they did so well. Sometimes my children surprise me when they don't act like satan.

Amelia said...

I am so sorry about your kidney stone and feel kind of like the crappiest sister ever that I didn't call to check on you. That being said, I did laugh hard at your description of yourself at the hospital. I'll bet pain killers are on the top your gratitude list this Thanksgiving.

Lesley said...

I hope I NEVER get a kidney stone. Your boutique was so awesome and I can't say enough how talented you are! Oh and thanks for helping Will to smile for our family pic.

jessandbryce said...

i totally read the whole thing! haha. im glad the worst is over soph! post the recipe for those cookies!

gilian said...

You are a whirling nonstop doer! So sorry about the pain in the side stone. Hope you have taken time to watch lots of tv or leaf through storybooks while resting on the sofa with Deacon under a couple of warm blankets.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! Are you alive! Im so sorry you were so sicky.