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Three in One Shot!

Monday afternoon I suddenly started having worse and worse pain in my abdomen. I tried to convince myself it was probably something I ate, and that’s what I said when I wrote the rushed note saying I had to go home sick from work, but I had a strong suspicion as to what it really was. Yup, for those of you who have been reading this blog for more than just a few months, you’ll know. It had all the classic kidney stone features.

I drove home as fast as I could, with it getting worse by the second. About a mile from home there was a sudden very sharp pain, then it got a bit better, but still hurt a lot. As soon as I got home I took a pain pill and lay down. When that kicked in about an hour later, I felt much better.

Except for the massive cold/flu that had been threatening me for over a week but choose this moment to suddenly flare up to full intensity as well.

So, while doing bits of work from home both Tuesday and Wednesday, for the most part I was in pain, drugged up and on top of it a massive cold. It was fun and exciting.

But Wednesday morning my suspicions were confirmed and indeed… three kidney stones.

Since that moment the pain and such has gotten much better. (Usually takes a couple days to fully recover.)

Even the cold is on the upswing. I’d say I’m back up to about 80% capacity.

Oh, and there are no pictures this time because Brandy tends to complain when I post the pictures of these things, even though I think it is quite interesting. :-)