Well, it happened.
This morning, Monday May 25th, at precisely 7 am, I passed Wilbert, my adorable baby kidney stone.
He’s a tad angular, not at all soft and cuddly, but then, what can I expect from a stone head! LOL
Here… take a look for yourself. He’s a full 5mm in length too. (About 1/6")
Not really sure what to expect on this "passing" occasion, as I’ve never actually gone through labour (C-section girl myself), I was told all kinds of horror stories about the pain.
Initially, when I went to hospital, eleven days ago, my pain was out-of-this-world torture. For those that don’t know me well my pain tolerance is incredibly high.
For me to need Tylenol 3’s says something. Oh, at the hospital they wanted to give me a shot of morphine, but hey, I declined, I’m enough of a space cadet without help!
The T3’s controlled the pain well enough. I only took them for the first three days, when the pain was at its worst.
I was on Flomax (given to men with prostate issues) to make the Urethra relax as the stone travels down it. I think it helped (a lot) as I felt minimal discomfort these past seven days.
Here’s a picture of what it all looks like…
|Source - Mayo Clinic|
I find the Mayo Clinic site to be very useful!
I wouldn’t have known I passed the stone if I wasn’t peeing into a sieve, in a little catch basin. Oh yes, I’m not holding back on the gory bits! These I consider gory! LOL
See… the birthing gods get even with those of us that had it easy in labour! Yup, there's no cheating the system when it comes to suffering. We all get our share! (Damn!)
This afternoon I'll head off to the lab to have Wilbert analysed. Hopefully the results will tell me something about my kidney stone. What kind it is, what I need to do to prevent more, that sort of stuff.
Okay… this saga is officially over… I hope!
HUGE THANK YOUs to everyone who dropped in and wished me well. Surprisingly enough, well wishes do work!
The almighty question - HOW’S LIFE BEEN TREATING YOU?
Really - I want to know! Has it been as exciting as mine?