My Horrific Kidney Stone Pain
I had been feeling sick for about a week or so, so naturally I went to see my family doctor.
She wanted to alter my meds slightly then told me to call her if I wasn't feeling any better on the Monday. The next thing I knew, on June 7, 2015 this massive pain along with flu-like symptoms hits me, out of nowhere. And no matter what I did I just couldn't get it to stop.
After an agonizing few hours of this I called my mom crying and begging her to take me to the ER, because I didn't know what else to do. They ran their tests and it was hit and miss with the nursing staff. Nobody would tell us a thing.
It was only until I was discharged then they said, "oh you have a kidney stone and a really bad infection. Here's a number for a doctor to call if you aren't better in a few days."
I waited two (2) more days still feeling like I was dying, then I called the guy's office and they scheduled me for the next day. He took one look at all my tests and scans and rushed me over to the hospital from his office to have surgery to get the stone removed and a stent put in.
Apparently it was a bad blockage that was causing real damage. All I can say is - yes the stent sucks and is crampy but I've only had it for a day. But I would much rather have it than a stone shutting everything down and causing so much pain, that it takes my breath away.
I have to leave it in for a few weeks just to make sure everything is okay, so we will see how I feel about it after more than a day. But for now I can at least walk without feeling like I'm going to pass out from pain.