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01 June 2010 @ 08:21 am
State of Zero  

As a lot of you might know - about 2 months ago I got sick with a kidney stone!  OMGBBQ did that hurt.  It was ... agony for the first few days.  Trips to Emerg. etc. Morphine! Then it settled down into a 6 week painful experience that kind of put a halt on absolutely everything.  I watched a lot of TV.  Took painkillers.  Etc.  I think i should take more painkillers when I watch TV.  For those who know me: TV isn't really something I do well.

Because it was such a large kidney stone - 5mm (sounds small until you think of it trying to fit through a tube that's much thinner than a wire)... they were going to do some painful, icky surgery.  iirc - they said "roto-rooter" = but hey.. i could be wrong.   Not the blasting kind where they break-up the stone - since it was too big.

Complications came up. The surgery got delayed.

I was extremely nervous about the surgery - but the complications meant a week delay = and the pain went from tolerable to really. quite. bad. I ran out of the drugs but didn't really want to go back to Emerg - a short trip but a fairly long wait - and morphine is Not Good. I gritted my teeth for about 4 days and on the 5th day I "passed" the stone.  Much to the shock of the doctor. 

The pain ended immediately. 

That's about it.  I have been getting back on my feet - slowly.  Doing too much (how shocking!).  Getting new jewelry done. Doing some repairs.  I did a photoshoot on Saturday which really has left me tired and sore - even though I didn't do much but hang jewelry off models - it was an 8 hour shoot - not the 2-3 hrs I thought. sigh.  still recovering I guess.   I'm not very patient nor do I sit still for long. I'm back making more steampunk jewelry - and specifically producing some work for men.

More later peeps!

elmochoelmocho on June 1st, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
This will sound morbid, but do you have any plans for the stone, if it still exists?

I knew someone who made jewelry from her wisdom teeth, for example. If any hunk of calcified whatchamacallit had caused me that much agony, I would do something with it.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on June 1st, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
What an ordeal. What a relief to be back on your feet.
Arklanarklan on June 1st, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
well, glad you didn't die... but, yikes.
ellen datlowellen_datlow on June 1st, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Glad the stone finally left your body! And especially that the pain stopped immediately upon its passing.
Jade Deathjadedeath on June 21st, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
I saw you via a friend suggesting your name clockwork zero and thought I'd pop over here to add you.

Autoluminescenceupaya on July 22nd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ive had kidney stones half a dozen times, but they never took more than 4-5 days to pass. I hope you are doing well.