Oh Kidney Stones!!

Yesterday morning at about 4:00am I rolled over and felt a pain in my right side. I knew instantly what that pain meant. KIDNEY STONES. I made it to the bathroom, and then to the couch, where Joey and Jaxon were (another story!) to tell Joey about the stones. I was in incredible pain. The pain escalates so fast, you don’t have much time to catch your breath. This pain was all too familiar. Almost 8 months ago, a week before Jaxon was born I had kidney stones. I woke up one morning thinking I was in labor, but Oh no… I gave birth to a stone in the Dr.’s office that morning instead of a baby. It wasn’t exactly what I’d had in mind for that day. Well, I made it through that, but certainly didn’t expect to have them again any time soon.
My husband is the best. He managed to get me into a hot shower while he got poor little Jax up and his bag ready. He had us both in the car on the way to the ER within 15 minutes. After getting sick outside the truck, and feeling like I was dying on the way, we made it to the hospital. Thankfully we had all green lights, and there were no police around!! I was the only patient in the Er, so I had good care. They had an IV in my quickly and I finally had some pain relief. After several hours and a CAT scan to reveal that I had one large stone that I was passing and “a kidney full of smaller stones” as the Dr. put it, we were on our way home (with pain medication).
I am so thankful for Joey. He took such good care of me (as he always does), and Jaxon yesterday. I wish he could have had the day off to catch up on sleep. Today I have felt much better. Hopefully the smaller stones won’t give me so much grief. If you have never had Kidney stones – I pray that you never will. I can tell you that after having stones twice and labor once, the stones DEFINITELY are worse than labor (before epidural!)

3 thoughts on “Oh Kidney Stones!!

  1. Ouch! Sorry that you had to endure that pain again! I’m so glad that Joey was there to take care of you!

  2. Oh man….I am so sorry! I had kidney stones when I was 30 weeks pregnant and I thought I was going to DIE. It was seriously the worst pain ever. It makes me cringe to even think about it. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  3. OUCHHHHHHH!!!!!!! So sorry but at the same time, you are truly a Winn now. Yes, all the Winns have been in the hospital for kidney stones! At least all the brothers.The Dr. told Mike that it meant we were from a family of Stone Farmers, I laughed, the Dr. didn’t. He said it was a true name for this condition….I hope you never have it again but just in case, WE LOVE YOU MRS.SUZY Q. WINN love mom aka wife of stone farmer, ugh! Okay that was my attempt at indian humor. get it? Ugh!!! Oh well your in our prayers!!!!

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