Friday, 4 March 2011

More painful than childbirth??

Yesterday I spent the day assuming I had a S+D virus, Pixie had been sick the night before and so when I got stabbing pains/cramps in my left side, I thought I was getting a virus as well.

WRONG.

By 5pm I was doubled up in pain, I got the kids into bed, took some very strong painkillers and tweeted and blogged.  HAW was at a work do, some launch or the other and so I wanted a early night.  I had been drinking lots of water throughout the day and as I was going up to bed I realised I hadn't peeded very much.

I drank a pint and watched and waited as the pain got worse.  I spoke to HAW who was just about to jump on the tube, in the meantime, I called the out of service Dr who said I needed to see someone right away.

Luckily my parents are close by and so my wonderful mum came over to watch the kids whilst I went to A+E.  how I drove there I have no idea, by this time I was doubled up in agony.  I was seen straight away, a urine sample was taken, and I was diagnoised with Kidney Stones.

Treatment nowadays is to pee them out with pain management and anti inflamatory and antibiotics to prevent infection.   I got home and was sick, the pain was unbearable and HAW bless his cotton "drunk" socks was about as useful as a chocolate teapot.  He tried his best but I was so irratable and restless (quite common so google has since told us).

I don't know if any of you have experienced kidney stones but the pain is worse than childbirth.  It really, truly is and at around 2am we called the hospital, a Dr came out pretty quickly and administered a shot of something (morphine/tremasomething) that within 10 mins took the edge of the pain.

I am still in agony, still waiting to pass these goddamn stones, and if they haven't come out in the next 2 days I need to go into hospital to have them out.

Bah humbug.  very pissed off SAM.

13 comments:

  1. oh how horrible, I have everything crossed for you and hope the pain goes away SOON xxx

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  2. thank you so much, it's about trying to manage the pain.....

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  3. Lots of 'pee the stones' vibes heading your way. I had a suspected gall stone a couple of years ago and the pain was unbelievable.

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  4. Hope it stops soon - sounds awful.

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  5. Sounds dreadful. I winced all the way through that.hope the little buggers come out sooner rather than later.

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  6. Eek, how awful for you SAM. Sorry to hear this. I really hope it's over for you soon x

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  7. What an awful experience,I hope that there are out soon

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  8. as mentioned on Twitter I had kidney stones when I was 14 weeks pregnant with the little one. The only thing I could safely take was paracetamol. I was counting the seconds until the next dose, constantly sobbing and being sick.
    The pain seemed to come from nowhere. One second I was saying I was uncomfortable, the next minute I was in pure agony and begging the hubby to help.
    I spent about 3 days in hospital and was then sent home in the same level of agony with a bucketful of soluble paracetamol ( I love that so much!!)
    I think it took about a week for the horrendous pain to go (assume I passed them but didn't notice) and then was 'bruised' for a week or two after but able to breath.
    A scan a couple of weeks later showed I was clear. I hope they pass soon

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  9. hope you're better soon - it sounds like the most unpleasant experience. big hugs! x

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  10. What the hell are they anyway? You poor poor thing! Big hugs to you girl - sounds bloody awful! x

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  11. Oh dear. Anything worse than childbirth sounds pretty bad to me. Hope you are all recovered now!

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  12. last night, i felt your pain...and OMG it is like giving birth without the joys of big boobs and a cute lil babba to make it all worth while.....at least i am home safe and sound now and painless...my god, that was intense....! xxx

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