fatherjohn and Scarred Thanks for asking about me, I went to convenient care yesterday, and they thought I had kidney stones or a kidney infection, they wanted me to go to the ER but I refused, so they got me in to see my Doctors nurse clinician who put me on antibiotics and ordered urine and blood work, she also made me promice if the pain got worse I would go to the ER. Since I had refused to go earlier from Convenient Care.
Anyway I got everything done and started home, just about got to the interstate to head home, and pain struck like a lighting bolt. Pulled off the side of the road and took some deep breaths, darn kidney area hurt so bad, so I turned around and went to the ER. Spent 5 or 6 hours there, luckily they weren't busy, in fact it was down right slow, funny thing is they were expecting me they had my name and everything already written down, and they knew all about me, the nurse clinician had called them right after I left and said to possibly expect me. They thought it was kidney stones, so they put in an IV line and they did a Cat Scan and then doped me up good with phenergan and Demeral and something else. anyway it kind of knocks you out, after a few hours the Doc came in and woke me up and said it wasn't kidney stones, but probably my thorasic disc in my back, ordered a solumedro pac to counter act inflamation, and called my wife to come and get me.( a 40 mile drive one way!) They said I couldn't drive after the stuff they injected into me, ( that went over really well I can tell you!) Lucky for me I was still real sleepy and a little bit dopey!
Still in pain this morning and had to go back into town and get my car and had a follow up with the nurse clinician this morning. She says ER was right it isn't stones, but she says she thinks ER is wrong about it being my back she says its definitely a kidney infection or both, and as soon as the complete culture comes back she will have full proof of it! So I am on antibotics and and the steroids are on hold! Been one heck of a last two days! went through all that and I still hurt like crazy, I got that pain in my right kidney area, that will just about knocks your sock off!
Sorry for hijacking your thread a Scarred I heard that portions of theupper mid-western states was getting hit real bad with snow, is that where you live at? Hope you are doing OK!
It is what it is
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
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