Fucking A, people.
This did suck.
I am optimistically using the past tense.
I wanted you to know I am ok and thank you thank you for your kind words. I read all your notes and messages this morning-- thank you so much!
Just go to the ER. Denial will not work. Willing pain away rarely works.
If the pain medication they give you does not work, ask for something else. They have others that will.
Narcotics are no fun but man, they sure do take the edge off.
Praise be to the goddess Zofran.
Never underestimate the power of one hour of sweet solid drug induced sleep after two days with barely any.
I am unnaturally aware of my urethra this morning. Otherwise I am ok.
Insanely tired. Worried about the little one since the goddess Zofran was so effective (as was blinding pain) that I am not sure what is happening in there as symptoms have been swamped by other input for a day or so.
Must do all the requisite calls to dr, to insurance....
but wanted you to know I am ok.
And this time I hope I mean it.
the quick story is that saturday I was *ok*- just really tired..
but saturday night I was aware again of my kidney and my urethra, and it scared me enough to call Doug and he came home. I also called my doc, and the doc on call told me to go to the ER and get checked. So we did. And we were sent home with instructions and Vicodin.
2:30 I had another full blown attack, took Vicodin, and waited for it to work, and it did nothing. Took another dose (could take 1-2 started with one, added a second an hour later)... barfed my brains out and pain continued. ?? so, as soon as I was allowed, took another Vicodin. (I only had 4)- had about a half hour of sleep somehow, then woke, realized I was not ok at all. No pain relief. Increased barfing. Asked Doug to take me to the ER.
There, they got me on an IV with Dilaudid and Zofran and for the first time in 7 hours or so,I felt myself breathe. Was there for two doses, they sent me home with oral versions of both.
last night I let the Dilaudid run out of my system, realized I was still *ok* and went to sleep with a very clear plan-- if pain then take both immediately, if they do not help in half an hour back to ER for IV. Luckily, I just simply slept.