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21 June 2008 @ 02:39 am
Sweet Zombie Jesus...  
...Kidney stones hurt. This one's much worse than the first one. 7mm or so, apparently; along with the extra pain of going to the ER three weeks after my insurance from school ran out; if it had been a bit easier like the first one, I might have been able to tough it out, but it blew through my pain tolerance tonight.


Well, at least I have pictures. Which I'm so sure everyone wants to see.

In the mood: crankycranky
Kyaa the Catlordkyaathecatlord on June 21st, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
I see your innards.
Douglas Triggs: cateyesdoubt72 on June 21st, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Are you using your CAT vision?

I think you definitely need a CAT machine.
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drpaisley: clever disguisedrpaisley on June 21st, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think for the insuranceless, they just drop the book on your kidney repeatedly until the stone breaks up. The collected works of Ayn Rand would be more effective from a weight standpoint, and of equal medical value.
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on June 21st, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Percoset is my special friend.
Douglas Triggs: stressdoubt72 on June 21st, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Painkillers. All I wanted was the bleeding painkillers; I already knew it was a kidney stone. And unfortunately, it got to the point I needed the stronger prescription stuff, so off to the ER I went.

Although I guess it's nice to have actual pictures of the thing.

Of course, finding out how big it is, if it doesn't pass in a couple days, might still need to blow it up with the shockwaves (normally these things pass on their own, just hurts like hell while you wait). I'd be a lot more sanguine about that if I was actually, you know, insured, though.
asakiyume: corvus coroneasakiyume on June 21st, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my--so sorry! Yes, I've been told kidney stones are like a sharp hot knife :-(

What's your state now?
Douglas Triggs: taodoubt72 on June 21st, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)

Mine aren't as bad as some, it's not icepick to the groin territory, but this one hurt muchly.
(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Doug, do You still drink beer? I have an idea, but it can't be discussed without this one. Really.
Douglas Triggsdoubt72 on July 29th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but beer turned out to be counter-productive what with the stone not moving and all.

Otherwise, not a bad idea.