I hate complaining – honest I do. I have all these posts in my head that I want to get out but classic Devan, I have another kidney stone trying to kill me.
My 20th Kidney Stone – in 5 years
Normally, I only get stones when I am pregnant – another lovely complication when my body is busy making a baby. I have to be seen my a urologist as well through out the pregnancy & have to be medicated with pain relievers because the stone passing would cause contractions.
Last August I had surgery to remove 2 stones from my kidney that would be too large to safely pass and had a stent put in for 5 days. I thought I was done. Ended up passing 2 more after that surgery.
Well, turns out when I “let myself” get dehydrated I make these stones move. Not sure why I keep making stones – I am one of those weird ones that have both calcium and uric composition stones so last year my urologist placed me on a “Low Oxalate” diet and honest, I have not been following the diet. It is pretty limiting when i already eat gluten free & casein free… and I suck.
If you have ever had a kidney stone – or witnessed someone plagued with a kidney stone you will know it is not a walk in the park. This shit is painful. Like make me vomit pain. I take pain well but this is exhausting. It can take up to a week for the stone to pass through me and I don’t have time for that. I am thankful that I don’t need to be in the hospital (I had to when I was pregnant to stop contractions) and I have pain medication to manage this at home. I can’t be away from my kids.
Anywhoo – ramble and rant aside: Please bare with me as I wait for this to pass. I have some posts that aren’t just babble (I promise) in mind and as soon as I can focus on them with out this pain and getting back into the swing of things from the whole NYC trip we will return to routine around here.