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Saturday, May 1, 2010

An Exciting Pregnancy Story

So, yesterday I started having pains "down there" and I assumed it was most likely a UTI. I've never had one before but what people have described was similar to what I was feeling. I called the Dr. and they told me to go for a urine analysis and if I felt like I needed meds to call the answering service over the weekend to get some.

I peed in the cup and went to class still feeling some discomfort. Results on Monday, great. When I got to class (with a gallon of cranberry juice) I started feeling a lot more uncomfortable. I was there for 2 1/2 hours and went to the bathroom at least 6 times. Still thinking it was a UTI, I figured I'd give it the night and call for meds in the morning if I needed to.

I went home and promptly fell asleep on the couch. I woke up, now with pain in my side, just a little, but still scary. I thought "great, I really have a kidney infection" but I still decided to wait until the next day to call the doctor.

Well, I woke up sometime after midnight with SEVERE pain in my left side. It felt like something was going to burst. I imagine that apendicitis would feel something like that, but it was the left side. I just thought that kidney infections suck, but I don't want to bother the doctor right now.

Well, 2 or 3 hours passed with me on the floor with cold sweats. The need to pee but not really the ability to pee. I couldn't lay down, stand up, or anything, it just hurt. I thought I was going to lose the baby - it was worse than the pain I felt with my miscarriage.

I called the doctor and they insisted it was most likely a UTI, that I should take some aspirin (yeah right) and they'd call in a prescription for antibiotics. About 10 minutes later I was puking in the bathroom. Figuring that was not a good sign, I called the doctor again and said I was going to the ER because something was wrong with me.

I couldn't wake M up, so I called my parents to drive me there. On the way, I laid down and started to feel better. When we got to the hospital, the pain was mostly gone. Great, they're going to think I'm a crazy pregnant lady with a UTI who was being big baby. I peed about 6 and a half drops into a cup and waited.

Apparently, I had passed a kidney stone. At least I'm not crazy. I was in severe pain and I wasn't being a baby. Luckily it only took a few hours to pass instead of a few days (I thank the half a gallon of cranberry juice for that). The doctor told me that many people think kidney stones are worse pain than child birth. I find that hard to believe (although I was screaming and crying on the floor in the bathroom), but we shall see.

Hopefully this is the last time I have to go through this!


  1. I totally call kidney stones "the male equivalent of childbirth". Of course you are not male, and they are still painful as hell, and kudos to you for doing it without meds! Glad you are doing ok!!!

  2. UGH I am sorry you had to go through this!! Weird, another bloggie I follow just passed one this weekend. She went to the ER her & baby are ok and she even got to find out the sex early!


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