Saturday, February 02, 2013
Kidney pain started 15th of Jan. Got flu on 16th (norovirus or some such 24-hr version coming out both ends at same time. beautiful stuff). Kidneys continued hurting so went to ER (couldn't find instacare) and they did urinalysis which was negative to white or red blood cells. They put me on antibiotics for 7 days. Then I got additional script for more days cause pain wasn't going away. Stopped after 10th straight day. Went back to doc and they said they'd set up ultrasound. Waited day and a half for call.
Meanwhile, DH is a mess. Long story, short: He had knee surgery (orthoscopic miniscus repair and bone spur shaving) on 18th. Work emergency had him flying 20+ hours to another part of the world, which I thought unwise. He's so new at job he didn't squabble. Should have. Third world country medical team expressed his knee pus with unsterile gloves and immediate surroundings (dirty, so sad). He returns home early cause of knee pain and inability to bend, puffy. He was to come home (he works in different state) but I thought it unwise he should drive with his knee. I get last minute flight to see him. He ends up admitted to hospital. Tests tests. So grateful for insurance right now.
Before we knew he was to be admitted I was packing for flight in a couple hours. Already had a 2:30pm appt with Miss Julie, therapist. Ultrasound people call at 1:30p that they could fit me right now, so I take another 15 mins to pack a few things, jump in car for ultrasound. I saw the tech guy measuring out some "objects" likely cysts. Dayam. I'm reading up on it, and it's not good. Especially since my paternal aunt just had her kidney removed due to cancer. I will wait to see results before jumping to conclusions, but as I write I can tell you I can "feel" my left kidney gurgling like asthma in my side.