Wednesday, August 28, 2013
and soooo many drops to drink!
LOL :) Just a little play on a popular phrase. I've bought several gallons of water and since Friday I've had about 3 gallons of water. Still no sign of the stone.
But I decided to take today and tomorrow off so that I could give my body some time to REST and take my pain/nausea pills without worrying about my job. I felt guilty about missing work but then I thought, Kidney stones are a big deal. If I don't take care of me WHO will? I live alone... and I am a firm believer that we must fight Self-neglect with every ounce of strength we have!
So I took a few days to rest and get myself together.
I learned something amazing too... there is NO way I drink the amount of water I need to drink on a daily basis. During this time of intentionally drinking "a lot" of water I realized 1. I still am not drinking that much water and 2. my body must have been chronically dehydrated because it is basically a sponge so far.
I'm aiming to drink about a gallon a day until the stone makes it's appearance... and I'm back to work on Thursday so I hope it is by then. I went to the ER last Friday.
I did a quick strength workout because I didn't want to be completely lazy and did 50 squats, 50 bicycle crunches, 100 knee lifts, and 50 calf raises. I am happy I did something, and when I can do more... I will!
Good night everyone