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While I was driving Maksim home from an appointment today, the pain started--the clear sign of another kidney stone.  Lately these things feel like they're under my diaphragm instead of at my side.  They're dreadful, as you know.  I kept hoping the damn thing would move along, and every so often the pain would ease, making me think, "Yay!  We're good," only to have the pain return.

I got home, started drinking water, and endured.  I don't like going to the hospital for kidney stones.  It always takes hours and hours and hours, and all they're going to do is hook me up to a saline IV in the hopes of flushing it out, and give me painkillers.  I wish I could go in, get the shot of painkillers, and go home with the understanding that I'll drink lots, but hospitals don't believe patients when they say they'll do things like that, so you're forced to sit in an uncomfortable emergency room instead of going to your comfortable home.  I'd rather use them as a last resort.  At home, I have numerous resources to take my mind off the pain.  At the hospital, all I can do is stare at the walls and think about how much it hurts.

Anyway, the pain didn't stop, and in the end I took some oxycodone I keep on hand for just this reason.  I avoid oxycodone because it fuzzes my brain and I don't like that, but it was that or the hospital.

The painkiller kicked in fairly quickly and the pain eased.  I was also drinking quite a lot of water.  I think the stone finally moved.  But I'm still fuzzy from the oxycodone.


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May. 26th, 2016 01:25 am (UTC)
Awww.. I hope that you feel better soon.
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