So, last night, Randy and I were chilling in the big room and I felt THE FEELING. The feeling that I know all too well. I knew I was in trouble. I dry heaved for a minute (usually it's a long time) and got the chills pretty bad for a minute (usually it's a long time), went to the bathroom a couple of times (usually it's a lot of times) and WHAMO........ there was a stone the same size as the one I passed a year ago, almost to the day!!!!!
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!
There are a couple of stones that are more memorable than others. My first one, when I thought I was going to die. It took me 11 days to pass that one, including a 2 day stay at the hospital, it refluxed from my bladder back into my kidney and when it came out, it was 6mm (HUGE) and shaped like a Mickey Mouse head. We named that one Spike!!!!
Another memorable passing for us was when I was 7 months pregnant with Cambelle. When that happens, you get admitted to Labor and Delivery without any question until you pass the stone. THAT was fun (not at all). Because I was pregnant, they can't do the regular scans, only ultra-sounds to say where the stone WAS NOT!!!! AWESOME!!!!
Stones are the only think that can make me throw up. They are the only things that make me actually say the naughty words I am thinking all the time. And stones have tested my endurance many times. There is medicine that I can take that will make me absorb calcium-oxalates like everyone else, but the side effects of that medicine are not worth the benefits for me. So, I will keep avoiding the things that make my kind form, but when it comes down to it, I will be dealing with this for a while. I'm just glad that this one went as fast as it did!!!
Maybe I'm actually getting good at something!?! Who else has bragging rights like this? hahaha!!! Time to celebrate!!!!