Thursday, July 17, 2008

When It Rains It Pours!

The last three weeks have been quite long and not any fun at all. It all started with ten days of bronchitis and two visits to the DR for that. As that passed I ended up in Convenient Care in unbearable pain in my upper abdomen and on my right side. It was after hours so there was no way to get any tests done and it was a Friday of all days! So the DR thougt it was either gall bladder or Kidney stones and ordered an x-ray, urine test and blood work. He then gave me a pain shot and sent me home with directions to call back in morning to see if he could get me set up for an ultrasound. Al called back and I went to the hospital for an ultrasound and the DR also called in a pain pill for me to take the rest fo the weekend. The resualts of the ultra sound was that I had no gall stones but I did have kidney stones. I spent the rest of the weekend on pain pills in la la land and drinking lots of water and juice to try and pass the kidney stones. On Monday the DR ordered a CT scan and that showed very small kidney stones that I could pass n my own. I also went back to Conveninet Care for another shot to help the muscles to relax and help me ass the kidney stones. By Tuesday I felt better but not great I was able to get though the day with no pain pills. That was wonderful I hate the feeling that pain pills give you. I went to see the Uroligist n Wednesday morning. By then feeling much better and assuming I had passed the stones. The Uroligist told me that I had probably already passed the stones since I was pretty much free of pain. He also told me I had both a small and a large cyst on my overay. I called my OB who is also a very good friend. She looked at the CT resaults and asked if I could come in that day for an ultrasound. So I did and as it turns out I have a baseball size cyst on my left overy. It will probably have to be removed surgically. At thie time we are giving it 6 weeks to get smaller. So I will go back in for another ultra sound to see in 6 weeks if it has gotten smaller. If it is the same or bigger I will be set up for it to be removed. Holly my OB will not be doing the surgery as she is to close to us personally but will be assistingin the surgery. So I am feeling much better. Today has been my best day in three weeks!! I do still have some back discomfort and will watch that. If it gets to bad it may be coming from the cyst and in that case I will be getting it removed sonner. So as the saga continues I will keep you posted here! Please remember me in your prayers. Thanks.

6 comments:

a portland granny said...

My goodness! It never rains but it pours! I am so sorry about all that you have been through. I have never had a kidney stone, but I' ve heard plenty about the pain from friends who have gone through it!

I'm gathering you aren't working....or if you are, you've been off work!

I hope your cyst disolves or whatever they do. Surgery is no fun----ever!

Thanks for letting me know you had a new update! I have cut back on my checking blogs to once a week, so I might have not seen this for a few days.

I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

Blessings
Joan

Dee.. said...

I'm so sorry to hear of all the pain you've had, Margie. I'll be praying for you!

Lots of love to you!

Kathi said...

Oh Margie, I am so sorry you are going through this. I have heard the pain from kidney stones is horrible. You do not need a cyst on top of this. I am praying for you.
I love you dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Girrrrrl...sounds like you be havin' it rough!! I am so sorry you have had/are having to go through all this mess. Will be praying for ya! Miss you @ B.C., by the way. Don't get to cut up as much since you are not there. It is always nice to see a smiling face, too...lol

Amy =)

a portland granny said...

Thanks for the update this a.m. on your surgery. Will be remembering you before Him, Who loves you more than words can say.

Hope to hear from you soon that you are recovering well.

Take care, dear cyber friend,
Joan

Anonymous said...

I will pray for you also. God Bless- Audrey