Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kidney Stones are like being in labor!

My daughters birthday was on Saturday! It was so great and everyone had such a good time and when I get around to it I will post all about it with pictures. On Saturday evening, around 7:30, I started getting these sharp burning pains in my right lower back. It was excruciating!! One of the worst pains I ever felt. We decided to let Bella stay with her Grandparents that evening because I wasn't feeling so well. The pains continued and I'm not sure why I did wait so long but finally at 10:45 we went to the hospital. I hate going to the ER. I always feel like its filled with people who were just to lazy to pick up the phone and make an appointment. The pain had slowly gotten worse through out this time. I could barely give the triage nurse my information without moaning and grinding my teeth! As they put an IV in me and I laid down on the bed the pain went away. I felt real silly because I hadn't even seen the doc yet.

"This is why I didn't want to come, I knew the pain would go away." I whispered to my husband. (Looking back at how much pain I was in and for how long, I no longer think it was silly.)

The doc came in and said they think its kidney stones and they were going to do a CT of my belly.

I went to give them a urine sample and sure enough there was the stone at the bottom of the cup. I had passed it. It was a huge sucker! The CT was clear of any more stones and I was able to go home. I was hoping that would be the end of it, right? NOPE!

Monday, I woke up feeling awful with aches and pains, chills and a fever of 102.7. I took some mortin and laid in bed all day. Yesterday, I got a call from the hospital saying I have an infection. Not good.

Today, the aches, pains and fever are still here! Ugh even after 24 hours of antibiotics. If this doesn't get better by tomorrow I am going back to the ER.

The worst part of all this is not the excruciating pain, although it was like being in labor or worse, I miss my Bella. She has been at her grandparents all week!

I really hope I feel better soon and this is not something more serious!

On the bright side, at least I made it through Bella's Second Birthday Party.


  1. WOW! I hope you're feeling better soon. So glad you made it through the party.

  2. Oh no! My husband had them last summer and he was totally miserable!

  3. Hey there, Katy! I left you some link love htis morning in a post. If you have a chance, come by! :)