Monday, April 07, 2008

Warning: Post Written While in Pain and Exhausted

I'm feeling a bit battered this morning.

I went to the doctor on Friday because of back pain and was diagnosed as having a kidney stone. I was told it is small and should pass on it's own. I went home popped a pain pills and started drinking "boat loads" of water. (That's the doctor's words, not mine.)

Saturday afternoon I was struck with a sudden pain in my abdomen. It felt very much like giving birth except maybe a little more painful because it was relentless. It lasted about 45 minutes. I'm guessing the stone was moving.

All day yesterday I hurt. I didn't sleep much at all last night. Even with pain pills on board the pain kept waking me up.

Now I'm sleepy and in pain. My emotions are a little on edge. I've read a few posts this morning and all of them have made me cry.

Somehow, because of my pain and exhaustion I am more acutely aware of how much diabetes sucks.

My pain and exhaustion will pass. But, my son will still have diabetes. And, so will Brendon, Joseph, Emma, Charlie........the list goes on and on.

It just doesn't seem fair.


Shannon said...

Do NOT read posts while you're in pain. Take a mental break from this stuff. You need to deal with you right now while the boys are at school.

I had a kidney stone that was too big to pass, so they had to perform a lipsotripsy to break it up. Recovery was agonizing.

I honestly can feel your pain!! Good luck with it and read cheerful things like Dad Gone Mad, LOL. But that might make your kidney stone hurt from laughing.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I hope you are through it soon and feeling back to good.

Lynnea said...

Sorry it's such a lousy day!! I hope your pain goes away soon and you can get some sleep. Sleep is good!!

k2 said...

Penny -
Take care of yourself kiddo and feel better soon! Sending positive vibes and great thoughts yourway!

Naomi said...

It just sucks, waiting out the pain. Sending you (((hugs))). I hope it passes soon.

Colleen said...

Rest, rest, rest - and feel better very soon!

Donna said...

I hope this thing is over quickly for you. Ouch!

Jillian said...

I'd have to agree with Shannon's advice.

I hope you're feeling better very soon!

Penny said...


I just went to Dad Gone Mad hoping for some humor. And he had written a post about how his 13 year old dog is dying.

Ah, when it rains it pours. (But, the picture at the top of the post is pretty funny.)

Shannon said...

Oh damn, LOL. Just the irony is funny. Of all the times you need something funny and it doesn't come through.