Kidney Stones Update

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Many of you know that my little stone families came home for the Holidays. Life right now seems to be an endless array of issues. I am frankly sick of it. I realize that I wanted time off for Christmas to go to Vt, but I didn't want time off due to needing surgical procedures for Kidney stones. Last week they put in a stent and I have been out of work on pain medicine. I go back to work on Tuesday. Wednesday I plan round 2 with my doc as far as going off blood thinners and breaking up this 6mm stone with laser lithotripsy. This will mean another week off from work. Normally I would relish a couple of weeks away from work around the Holidays, but I feel guilty that I am sick and others with more seniority will have to cover for me when they deserved the time off. I was a little miffed when looking at the December schedule as I was scheduled "on" for every weekend through New Years with no chance to go to Vermont. I was focusing internally on being miffed (without letting on at work because I want to be a good sport), when I woke up last Tuesday with the telltale severe flank pain that let me know that one of my stones was announcing its presence. I was a good Doobie though, I went to work and saw all my patients in spite of the pain and then went to the MD. I guess I am worried about all the time I have had off since starting this new job, first with mom's death and now this issue, I am fighting to control things I can't control I guess. I don't like feeling this way. emoticon
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    i have a different take on this. I am burned out..and i mean burned out. bam i get sick. i'm still sick. i think mu body is saying..ok you wont take the time?? guess what i'm taking it for you.
    Dont feel guilty. you are worn out...and you NEED this time off. and noone can complain because you have totally valid reasons!! Relax if you can, heal physically AND emotionally. if you need an ear i'm here!
    4177 days ago
    I understand the pain of kidney stones, and I hope yours are resolved soon! I think you said it best yourself...you can't control these things, so there is no reason to feel guilty. You wouldn't expect your coworkers to be at work going through these things. So rest, get better, and take care of you!
    4179 days ago
    You are an amzing woman who has dealt with some unbelievable hardships recently. I wish there was something I could do to carry some of your burden. I think in some ways, your body is reacting to the unreal amounts of stress in your life. Please take time to care for yourself, rest, adn heal. emoticon
    4179 days ago
    Oh! Bless your heart, honey. Kidney stones are the worst things ever--worse than childbirth. My boss gets these a lot. I only got them while I was on the Atkins diet--AWFUL!

    I hope you're better soon!
    4179 days ago
    So sorry to hear about the stones kicking up such a fuss...there's NEVER a good time for the awful pain they bring with them, but around holidays is so hard!

    Will send healing thoughts your way and hope for the best!

    4179 days ago
    I do hope things get better for you soon! You have had a rough year so far, and I do hope you get to go to Vermont soon!
    4180 days ago
    I saw kidney stones in your title and had to stop by. Hope all goes well and you get back to normal quickly. Those little stones can make life unpredictable at times. I never know when I am going to find one of mine trying to move out or just causing havoc.
    Wishing you speedy recovery.
    4180 days ago
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    I completely understand fighting to control things when you can not! but together we will make it through. Hang in there enjoy those moments like you mentioned with your cat. Hope everything goes well for you. Know you are in my thoughts!!!
    4180 days ago
    You deserve time off too; your health is important.
    Maybe your kitty asked Santa for Mommy time this year, and that is what s/he is getting. :..(
    4180 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2009 5:08:20 PM
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