Oh my, almost a whole week without writing here. So sorry for that, but I had a few reasons for it! I tried to fit in a little time to do it but I couldn’t since this week was particularly…interesting.
I’m feeling better since my last post. A bit down today because third year practically ended today and unlike my friends, I’m not 75% MD (yet). Also, today I took the ObGyn final exam re-take. It was pretty hard. I just hope I passed *sigh* Trying not to think about that.
So I had my appointment with M on Tuesday and it went well. I’m freaking out because August is closer each day.
But then that’s where this week turned interesting. After getting back home from the appointment I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the left side of my abdomen. There was no trigger and it was pretty bad, so I got very worried. After about an hour it suddenly disappeared. A few hours passed by and in spite of not having the pain, I was having constant urges to pee. So I decided to get a urinalysis done.
However, once I got to the medical lab I felt the pain again. And it was worse! And I was terribly nauseous! By then I was pretty sure of what the diagnosis was, and it made matters worse that once I started vomiting I couldn’t stop.
So, one thing led to another, and after vomiting way too much for my comfort and being in horrible agony, I ended up at a nearby hospital’s ER. I was moaning in pain, doubling over, vomiting, sweating…basically a mess. They gave me Toradol, but that did nothing. So eventually I was given an IV push of morphine. And a little while later a morphine drip. (As an aside, I have to say, the doctors and nurses were ridiculously nice, it was surprisingly a good experience.)
And, after a CT scan and a urinalysis, my suspicions were confirmed. I have a kidney stone! Yay! (NOT) Thankfully, it’s small, so I was sent home the next day with meds and instructions to drink crazy amounts of water. However, the little devil still hasn’t come out! So, here I am, waiting and drinking so much water that my stomach is distended.
So, that’s why I couldn’t post this week. Had to make the most of what little time I had left to study for ObGyn.
It’s funny that I had never been a patient at a hospital, and now it’s been twice this year. 2014 is proving to be quite interesting.
As for how I’m doing emotionally, like I said I’m better than my last post. Mainly it’s due to a conversation I had with my sister Y’s girlfriend. But I’ll post about that later since it’s more of a serious topic than kidney stones. Just wanted to let you all know that I’m fine and still here.
And I can honestly say that from now on, I empathize with anyone who has a kidney stone.
(Going to respond to your comments now!)