I was pregnant with H at the time. Fat pregnant. At first I thought I had food poisoning because I was so sick to my tummy. My "food poisoning" pain turned into the most excruciating pain ever.
I cried. I screamed. I crawled on the floor. I was throwing up. After hours of this I ended up in the emergency room in the middle of the night. Since I was very pregnant they rushed me to the OB part of the hospital.
~I knew it was not the baby.~
They hooked me up to every machine possible. I think they asked me over a hundred times if I had fallen. I kept telling them it wasn't the baby. After they figured out that it wasn't the baby on their own they dosed me up on morphine. A shot right in the hip. They'd switch off hips when the pain returned.
I know I'm boring you so let me make this long story very short.
They finally figured out it was kidney stones. I was taken by ambulance to another hospital across the street to have a basket taken up to my kidney to get the stones and a stint was put in from my kidney to my bladder. After a full week in the hospital I was allowed to come home.
They even mailed me an ambulance bill for the ride across the street a few days later. Wasn't that nice of them?
Anyway, I know the pain of a kidney stone. It comes from time to time and I will end up the ER to go through a routine I am all familiar with. Pee in a cup which will show blood in my urine. An IV with fluids. Some sort of scan then pain medications. Good pain medications. Then I am usually sent home with something to catch my urine and strainers to catch the stone. How exciting for me!??!??!? I am the life of the par-tay.
I've gone through two urologists. They have retired over time. So, when I go to the doctor on Wednesday I get to meet a third doctor. I get to tell him the kidney stone history.
Yes, I have changed my diet. I've given up things I love, like coffee. Did it help? No, I still got kidney stones.
Yes, I've gone through tests. What did they show? That I have two healthy kidneys.
Oh well, I'll be glad when Wednesday rolls around.