What the hell was THAT?
Last night I was feeling a bit poorly but that’s not unusual. This morning at 5am I woke to abdominal pain which got worse until we went to the Emergency room, where it spiked three times at high kidney-stone, knee-buckling, all-coherent-thought-stops level.
Kidney stone? Another perforation? Did that cyst in one of my kidneys decide to go blooie? We don’t know, because the CAT scan and urine test came back clean. And while the pain is still here a bit, it has abated. The doctor said “that happens sometimes”. He thinks I might have passed a small kidney stone but no way to be sure.
Great. I’ve had many kidney stones, and a perforation, and assorted other problems some of which I have not discussed online in specific terms, but this is something new: “Massive pain for no goddam reason.”
I’m back at home now, a bit wrung-out and wondering what the hell hit me. Of course I’m really grateful it wasn’t another perforation but there’s this mystery. And how often is this going to happen?