For those who’ve never had a kidney stone…count your blessings.
After the procedure to break up the stone yesterday morning I was prepared to pass the fragments naturally. With a little pain, of course. But so far…barely anything.
This morning was particularly tough. Probably the most pain I’ve ever experienced for about 3 straight hours. My hopes of covering tonight’s Dove Awards are gone and it looks as though I won’t make it back to work until the first of next week.
I’ve talked to women who’ve had both kidney stones and babies and they tell me the stones were the most painful. I can’t compare the two but I can’t imagine child birth being any more painful than these kidney stones.
I’ll go back to the doc tomorrow morning for x-rays and an evaluation of where the stone is and how much of it was broken apart. If the pictures look good, I’ll keep drinking water and try to do it the natural way. Otherwise…I suppose another, more painful procedure will be scheduled.
The station has been great about all of this. My assistant news director went through the same thing a few weeks ago and has genuine empathy. They’ve told me to not worry about missing the awards show and plan to see me next week. That helps a bunch.
Thanks for the kind words and the prayers.