Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Daily Life: Kicking My Kidney

15 Jul

If you don’t know me – then you don’t know my kidney‘s hate me. Freshman year of college I had kidney stones. I woke up feeling like my stomach was eating itself so I grabbed two packs of pop-tarts instead of one and headed to class. Sitting through class I wasn’t feeling to hott and eating was NOT making it any better. In fact I immediately stopped eating after a few bites of the first pop tart. I also have hypoglycemia so when I got hot flashes and immediately after that got cold chills I thought for sure I was going to pass out and I held out through class knowing I was missing everything the teacher was saying and it was going to be a rough week (this class wasn’t easy..). Class finally ended and I walked out of the room and realized that I could barely walk once I got to the door. My side was in so much pain I thought I was going to die. Somehow in a weird uncomfortable pushing myself kind of way I made it to my dorm where I fell on my floor and didn’t move for a half hour. It got worse. I started crying and it wouldn’t go away. At about that time my roommate woke up and freaked out, she got on WebMD and swore my appendix was bursting. She then dragged me to the school doctor’s office and I was still crying and almost screaming!! Finally got rushed into a back room and they shot me with some drugs because they couldn’t get my temperature, blood pressure, or anything because I was in fetal position screaming. An ambulance ride and a couple of hours later I was sent home with no answer to what was wrong with me. This happened twice more until they found out I had kidney stones.

Everyone says that kidney stones are the worst pain you can ever feel. I don’t know if it’s because I had my kidney stones first but a few years after that I broke my leg – didn’t hurt half as bad as kidney stones. A few years after the broken leg I gave birth – still was not NEARLY as painful as kidney stones. Yesterday at 1:00 a.m. My stomach started hurting and I thought it would go away. It didn’t. Mid-afternoon still hurting and I thought – crap it’s kidney stones isn’t it.. but it was a little different. This pain came and went away and came and went away every couple of minutes.

Last night I went to the hospital because it kept getting worse – now I was feeling like they were just like contractions – but hello!! I’m not pregnant!! Two hours of waiting and a few tests later. There’s a kidney stone that looks like it could drop – but it hasn’t dropped yet so it shouldnt’ be causing pain (very much like the result I got at my first trip to the hospital freshman year). Appendix test – not it. The only thing they can come up with is a kidney infection. I’m not sold on the answer just because last time it took three hospital visits for them to figure out it was kidney stones – but either way JUST TAKE THE FLIPPING KIDNEY OUT! I’m ready to divorce this kidney and move on with my life 😉

So a big apology to all of those who have been wondering why I have been MIA. My kidney hates me and I hate my kidney too 😛

Hope everyone else had a better week than me!!

Love Always,

J

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Daily Life: Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Not

21 Apr

You can probably tell by now that I haven’t finished the second elephant frame. Instead of staying in and dealing with my little tantrum toddler I decided to distract her by taking her out to eat. It’s amazing how that child goes from seriously demanding to completely entertained! We invited Nana and Dodo and went to this new italian restaurant. It’s AMAZING! While we were there we found it the owners were southern, which means they have amazing sweet tea, awesome food, and sweet desserts, which means I’ll be going back. A lot! Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called Travinia’s, if you’ve never been to one you should find one near you and check it out 😉

So by the time we got home it was time to put E to bed and I’ve been sitting on the couch since then. How do I get so exhausted? I’m wondering if part of my tiredness is coming from allergies. I didn’t even think about it until now but that could be part of it, or even the medicine I’m taking for it. I missed a day of taking the pills and nasal spray the night we went to the movies, I guess I was too distracted by my amazing day and going out that I completely missed it. I ended up getting sick that night and I’m not sure if it was the allergies or coming off of the medicine but it was a rough night! Has anyone ever had the same symptoms before?

So now I am just ready for April and May to be over so that these allergies will be gone and I’ll go back to being my hyperactive happy self 😀 I’m sure you miss that part of me too 😉

Well I work tomorrow so I doubt I’ll actually get the time to finish the frame until P get’s picked up. Good news is tomorrow will be an early day off so I might be able to get it done before dinner time!! Cross your fingers! I will be crossing mine 😀

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: The Doctor’s Orders

15 Apr

It’s true. I have allergies. I am now on three different medications and have another one in case of really rough days! I’m slowly starting to feel better and this house is slowly starting get cleaner 😉 Luckily we’ll be gone all weekend so we won’t have a chance on making it messy and this next week is going to be a little bit easier than usual. But I’d have to say where I lucked out the most is having an amazing mom to help me out this entire week when she could have been relaxing and reading instead. I really owe her a huge thank you..

Although my nose and throat don’t seem to be taking the hint from the allergy medicine, the rest of me is feeling MUCH better and honestly my nose was a lot worse than before. It also seems to be putting E in a better mood. She hasn’t liked mommy not being able to play or cuddle or just be coherent in general.

For those of you wondering about the crafting, it’s coming a long with a few days off from being sick but hopefully this weekend and week will get me back on track and I’ll be making frames and scarves in no time. Sunday morning I’ll be lounging in a hotel room probably reading or crocheting until check out time. It’s going to be SOOO nice to have some me time without any interruptions! I can’t remember the last time that I had a couple of hours of just me time without chores, noises, or anyone needing anything from me!! I am going to soak it up and enjoy every second of it 🙂

As for reading, I haven’t been putting reviews up about The Pretty Little Liars Series but I am on the 6th book now and I am still liking them. I am dying to find out who is so it’s been easy to just fly through these books! I would do a review about each one except they are the same! You think you know who A is but at the end of each book your wrong, and wanting to know even more! I’ve never been one for who-done-it books but this one has kept my attention.

Sorry for all the sickly posts 😉 Hopefully things will be better from here out!

Love Always,

J

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