Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Just Hang Me Upside Down....
Like a BAT!!
Seriously... I've decided that until the worst of this cold has past ... I should just take up residence hanging upside down from our attic rafters ...like a BAT! Although ..it would be rather cold, lonely and dark up there ... and so I think hanging from the family room beams would be more aesthetically, socially and physically pleasing... plus I can still see outside. I'll just take the corner by the sliding door so I can still watch TV. ;)
Why .. you ask?
As I have stated in previous posts... I have a ureteral stent in me.
No big deal..usually.
I think this one would be fairly uneventful ... but I don't know ..because I went from feeling the post-op pain/discomfort right into this ridiculously awful cold and haven't felt like myself. And... yesterday, I began coughing ... mildly because I am so dry in my throat. Mouth breathing will do that.
By late last night the stent was bothering my bladder ...to put it mildly.
Anyway ... at exactly 3:15 this afternoon when I began coughing harder ... it became painfully obvious that sitting and coughing is just not going to work. Then I realized neither will coughing and standing.
So.. I have concluded that the only way to make coughing with a ureteral stent uneventful is to hang upside down like a bat. Of course..there's always a trade off and I suppose the pressure would then be on the kidney.
I was never sick when I had a stent.
I am open to any suggestions anyone may have to avoid the effects of gravity and coughing...because it feels like it is moving down into my chest and could get a bit more challenging.
The silver lining: I do feel better that I identified the problem, because I was beginning to think something was wrong.
Hmmm ... hanging upside down like a bat works for Halloween too! ;)