Hunched over with left hand on left flank - Pain = 8! SERIOUSLY?!
01:02 -Update: No big deal. Oh it was at the time. Admittedly ...in the moment I was thinking kidney stone. It seemed to start like that but ended up like one major kidney spasm. The first time I had that was February 22, 2006. It was memorable for many reasons and it was a memorable two days. And I did have other ones while stented and not stented. Not a lot - but enough to have me get CT's and also ...I even went to a gastro doc. No one could ever tell me what they were. The worst was right after Mom died - the next month - May, 2009 because it felt like bilateral kidney spasms and across low back. And the first time I had that low back heaviness/awful ...awful sensation was just after a stent had been removed and I was having my first Mag III renal scan. I thought I'd pass out and was so glad someone was in the room with me and she put a cool cloth on my forehead.
Anyway ...I have been stent free for over 5 years now and believe I am healed in my right ureter because ...well ...FIVE years since my last stent. YAY. I did think I had a significant UTI but it all passed before I could get to the doctor. So, I am guessing it could not have been a UTI. And my left side wasn't bothering me. The problems were on the right. But I am good now. Double YAY. :)
Also this afternoon (Yesterday now) between 1:30 and 4:30 pm, I could NOT get warm. I put on really warm, cozy pajamas, turned up the heat and stayed under a quilt and just couldn't warm up. But no fever and certainly no shaking as in bad chills. I absolutely know ...100% know that I should call the urologist if that happened. I am talking the kind of chills to the bone that you literally shake, can't hold things or do anything and I know what that is and this wasn't that. But maybe I am just wrestling with a little bug or something. Except ...I feel fine.
Anyway - all is well. Well ...except for the predictable ...annual ...undercurrent of stress that I am now feeling because I know I have to do-the-TAXES.