Sunday, July 29, 2007

under the weather...

It has been a crazy few days! I left for the cabin on Thursday. I was planning on staying until today some time. Anyhow, a few weeks ago I was going to go to girls camp. I started having real bad back cramps etc. To make a long story short, it was kidney stones. I ended up driving home yesterday, and to the hospital yesterday afternoon. The Dr. believes I have passed one stone, and have 1 more to pass. He said, the one that is still in the kidney, is 4 centimeters. Anything under 5 is passable, with out any kind of surgical help. I was relieved to hear that part. I wasn't relieved to hear that I still have 1 more stone to pass. The good news for me, is that I know what is wrong with me. Most of this month I just have not felt like my self. Lot's of cramping, and back pain. I will be laying low for the next little while. I am supposed to make an appointment to see a Urologist in the morning. Today I staying home from church. I am going to make a bed on the couch, drink lot's of water, take the meds. they gave me, and rest. It is so hard being sick with all of the kids home! I keep wanting to do so much, and know I can't.


Anonymous Stacie said...

Michelle! I'm sorry about to hear about the kidney stones. I hope you get better and passing the second one won't be horrible!

Good luck
Love you

July 29, 2007 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger donna said...

Michelle. I am so sorry. Kidney stones are so bad. I hope you can pass the other one soon. I will call you soon girl BIG hugs Donna

July 29, 2007 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger christina said...

oh girl-thats rough! i have yet to experience stone SIL has..and it cant be good...

i bet that is hard to have older kids to play with but your stuck at home!??!

i LOVE your blog page-impressive woman!!

July 29, 2007 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Mom, I am glad you passed one stone! Hopefully, the other one will come out soon! :) I love you!

July 29, 2007 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your stones. :( My 9 yo daughter has them too, and it just kills me to see her in pain. Drink some lemonade -- that really helps to break up the stones so it won't be so painful passing.

Take it easy. :) (did you ask for some pain meds?)

July 29, 2007 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

Do they have you using a 'strainer' to catch the stone in-
so you'll know it came out?! A little paper strainer from the hospital. That bites! Remember I passed 3, so I really know! So sorry for you. Sarah can hang with us this wee ;) School shopping!yay

July 29, 2007 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

ICK! I am so sorry you are so miserable! It's nice to have answers, but still.... Hope your pain is relieved VERY SOON! Love the background!

July 29, 2007 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger smithfam said...

OOOH! I am so sorry you are feeling yucky! I hope that this last one passes without any difficulty. My sister has had trouble with stones also. It is no fun. Take care!

July 29, 2007 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I'm so sorry! That's got to be the worst pain ever! Hope you get feeling better soon!

July 29, 2007 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry that you are dealing with kidney stones. I sure hope you will start feeling better. I will be thinking about you.

Love the blog do you do all of that. I love the colors and the plaid. Too cute!!

July 29, 2007 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger SHERI said...

So sorry about the kidney stones- I hear those are very painful. Hopefully it passes soon and you will be back on your feet.

July 29, 2007 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

i really hope youfeel better soon. i'm so sorry.

July 29, 2007 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Oh my goodness!! I hope you are doing better!!! Kidney stones are a horrible experience to go through!! I'm glad you don't have to have surgery though!
You're in my thoughts and prayers!! (As always)
Love you!!! Chelle

July 29, 2007 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Carolee said...

I hear it can be as bad as giving birth so hopefully the medication they gave you is strong!! I had a kidney stone when I was pregnant and when they went to break it up after I had the baby they said it was gone. Since I never felt it they think I may have passed it during labor, how lucky is that?

July 29, 2007 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm just catching up & oh my! So sorry to hear about that. Although I'm sure it is definitely good to just now what it is if you haven't been feeling quite like yourself. "This, too, shall pass." How cheesy is that?!

July 29, 2007 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Laura Huston said...

Kidney stones are so painful- Im soo sorry! Get better soon!

July 29, 2007 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

So sorry to hear about this. But I'm glad to know that you are feeling more at ease knowing what's going on.
Hope that you start feeling better soon. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you!

July 30, 2007 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger jeremyandleslie said...

I am so so so so so so so sorry Michelle. I've had kidney stones 3 times and it's awful. Truely truely awful. If they don't get better, I highly recommend morphine - yes, you can call me a druggie but after hours spent in ER's and taking drugs at home that didn't do any good, I learned that begging to be admitted to the hospital for that morphine drip was the only way to go. Not to mention the constant IV to help pass the stone is waaaaaaaay better than drinking water and juices faster than the speed of lightening to get those things out.
I hope you get better soon! Sending you big hugs and tons of sympathy!

July 30, 2007 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Ok, are kidney stones worse than labor? My dad had some a while back and he says even labor cannot feel that bad and I want to prove him wrong! So for someone who has done both, which is worse? :)

Feel better soon!

July 30, 2007 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

oh that is awful! I hope that it passes soon! you poor thing. I have never experienced kidney stones, but I have had major issues with gall stones.. I don't know how they compare.. I am sure kidney ones are worse.. so sorry!
hope you feel better soon!
love your background too!

July 30, 2007 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

I have kidney stones too. They are terribly painful! At the moment I have a 2 cm and a 5 cm one in my right kidney.

Lots and lots of sympathy from me! I hope they pass with hardly any pain (if that is even possible!)

And I LOVE the new look to your blog! Where did you get this background from? I love, love LOVE it!!

((((HUGS)))) Hope you start feeling better SOON!

July 30, 2007 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Oh, poor you. I hope you feel better soon. I heard those are the worst!! It runs in my family to have kidney stone issues, I am sure it is just a matter of time for me. Big hugs!!

July 30, 2007 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

oh my dear friend!!!! I was so sad to hear this! I can't imagine how painful that is! I'll keep you in my prayers and send you positive "passing" vibes! That has to be the pits!!!!

July 30, 2007 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man, I am so sorry that you have Kidney Stones. I hear that they are like bearing children. But you dobn't get to take a baby home.

July 30, 2007 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I hope you get well very soon. I have had kidney stones before and they are awful. I'm so sorry for your pain.

July 31, 2007 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

So sorry to hear about this, my family has been in town so I haven't been able to get to reading blogs as much as I'd like. I hope you are feeling better. My husband had one years ago, and it wasn't fun - sorry about the pain.

July 31, 2007 at 1:12 PM  

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