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  • Craft Show Blues

    I just cannot believe what's happened! I am SO bummed out I could scream.

    Got up this morning feeling kinda yucky, not bad, tho'. 2 hours later I was in so much pain that it took my breath away.
    I have a doggone KIDNEY STONE!!!

    Never had one, never want another one.

    Went to Urgent Care, got a shot and went for a CT scan at the hospital. Yep, kidney stone, 3mm.

    The shot stopped the spasms and the pain stopped, for now.
    Dr. prescribed Tylenol 3s for pain and cipro as a precaution against infection.

    I have to stay close to home til I get rid of this nasty little object, so SIL and
    BIL are going down to set up our booth tomorrow.

    I'm drinking lots of cranberry juice and water, hoping to flush it out, so I can do the show. Otherwise, I will have to rely on phone calls for status reports.

    Wish me luck on getting rid of this thing, I want to do the craft show!

    Nancy in AZ
    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

  • #2
    Ah Nancy, you worked so hard to get ready for your show.....but taking care of your self is much more important....yea I know, you still want to do the show. Let's hope the cranberry juice does the trick.


    • #3
      Thanks, Larry. I'm drinking my second 18 oz mug of cranberry juice now.
      A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!


      • #4
        Rats a$$, what a bummer.......stones are no fun as you well know, wishing you a speedy recovery. Try to think of it as making memories as far as the craft fair goes.
        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


        • #5
          Nancy I can really relate to your problem. To date I have had 11 stones and the biggest was 15.7 MM. They are no fun and are really really painful. Sorry to hear that you might have to miss the show but your health is too important to mess with.

          Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
          John Wayne


          • #6
            I feel your pain, I have passed 13 stones so far. They usually take about 4 hours to get from the kidney to the bladder. But that is 4 hours of hell. Once it's gone you feel like a new person. I have been lucky to have smooth stones though.
            Good luck with yours and hopefully it passes soon, and is a smooth one.


            • #7
              I've had stones also and it's worse that childbirth. Hope you pass it soon so you can be at the show.
              Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
              Owner of a Dewalt 788
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              • #8
                Ugh, Girlfriend! Do you have your handy-dandy strainer so you can catch that kidney stone? You will want to do that so the doc can figure out what caused it and you can give up whatever favorite food or drink is implicated! Actually, I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hang in there, it will pass.



                • #9
                  I really appreciate your empathy, folks. Thanks.

                  WD, I'm hoping this thing will move out tonight so I can do the show. If not, my SIL and BIL will do a good job.

                  DW, OMG a 15.7mm stone???? You poor thing.

                  Woodsman, that's a lotta stones! whew. Sadly this one of mine is still hanging around and it's 7pm here. Don't think a 4 hour session is going to be my fortune. This all started this morning around 7am.

                  Diane, I think you are right, it is more painful than childbirth. Hope this is my one and only "stone" child. LOL

                  Jan, They gave me a little plastic "potty" that sits on the toilet rim, under the seat. Works fine and makes it easy to peer in to find treasures. ROTFLMAO I've been pain free and puke free since the toradol shot this morning, but I'm just waiting for the next round of misery. Not sure how long that shot was good for.

                  Hubby was a nervous wreck, poor guy. Most of our medical emergencies have been his, not mine. He did pretty well, except that he was upset that the urgent care nurse required paperwork before I could be treated.

                  Thanks again everyone, it's sure nice to have caring emails.

                  Nancy in AZ (waiting for the rock to fall)
                  A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!


                  • #10
                    Ouch! Nancy, this is ridiculous! If you didn't want to set up, you could have just said so.

                    Seriously, I hope all comes out well -- or that it just goes away.
                    You take care!
                    Mtnman Jim

                    taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mtnman View Post
                      Ouch! Nancy, this is ridiculous! If you didn't want to set up, you could have just said so.
                      HEH HEH HEH, sneaky way to get out of it, huh?

                      Thanks, Jim
                      Nancy in AZ
                      A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!


                      • #12
                        Ouch Nancy - sounds like you sure know how to make life unpleasant.
                        This is one of those situations where I really do hope that your pain 'passes' quickly and that you catch the little blighter in the net!

                        Friends as we are, I hope you'll forgive my usual lavatorial humor imagining you going for a pee, sifting through the output and yelling 'Eureka!' when you find the stone. Hey, and when you report the good news remember, 'No Photos, Didn't Happen!'

                        Hope the medications sort you out quickly and don't forget for the future, take plenty of water, preferably in the form of your favourite beer!
                        Jim in Mexico

                        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                        - Albert Einstein


                        • #13
                          Hope your stone passes quickly Nancy. Mine arrived about 15 years ago, lasted two days, and I never caught it, but fortunately it has never happened again. Absolutely the worst pain I have ever experienced. I cut the amount of cola I drink way down (the phosphates in them can trigger the formation of one type of stone) and I drink 10 oz of cranberry juice every day (5 morning and 5 night). The acid in the juice helps dissolve the carbonate and phosphate variety of the stones. Not much you can do if you have the oxalate version. My wife says that every man should have them once in their life-time because the nerve that is affected is the same one that produces the pain that women experience during childbirth.

                          A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.

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                          • #14
                            Tuned in late to this thread--was hoping to find good news at the end.

                            Sorry for all the pain, and the lousy timing! Hope it passes quickly--just imagine how good it will feel!

                            Hope you don't need your backup for the show, but at least it's there in the wings. Small consolation, but better than nothing.

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                            • #15
                              Nancy, I also experienced a stone, never want that again. My prayers are that it will past quickly and sooner.


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