Sunday, December 14, 2008

Seriously...what else could possibly go weird!

Today I woke up, got up and moving and I was hurting! It only took about an hour before I told John that I needed to get to the hospital because the pain was that bad and there were no breaks in the contractions, it was all one huge contraction. They hooked me up to the contraction monitor and there were some small contractions but not enough to say it was "labor" but I'm telling you I was in LABOR! I mean I was ready to ask for my epidural.

I could tell the nurses were trying to be sweet while at the same time rolling their eyes in the hallway at the wimp in the triage room. They weren't going to check me because they really didn't believe me so I had them move the monitor to try a different spot because what I was feeling and what was on the monitor did not match. It was so intense that it was like one big contraction. They were just waiting to send me home, since there was nothing going on when my urine sample came back and low and behold when it did there was blood in it!

This meant nothing to me but all of a sudden there was so sincerity in the nurse as she told me that I am passing a kidney stone! So they offered to give me an oral pain killer to send me home with but I cant take pain meds orally because they make me so sick. Ive had to many bad experiences to even risk taking one since they make me vomit violently which would do nothing but put me into real labor, while passing a kidney stone. They wouldn't give me a shot of pain meds because that's not their normal procedure so I got sent home with a water bottle and told to take two Tylenol and drowned myself in water (the same hard water that is probably what caused a kidney stone in the first place).

What really made me want to punch the nurse though was when she tried to tell me what a "real" contraction felt like! I just wanted to yell at her that this may only be my third baby to deliver but I have contracted more than most women who have birthed 12 children. I KNOW what a contraction feels like! All I could do in my pain and frustrated state was just cry though as she gave me my lecture and tried to "comfort" me!

Needless to say I'm more than a little frustrated! I feel like I finally got my life back and now here I am benched again told to just "wait." I'm so tired of feeling like the drama queen where if its not one thing, its another. So here I am typing away trying to discern the difference between labor and kidney stone pain, drinking my water, and just plain feeling sorry for myself!

This has been one LONG pregnancy! And please for happier reading look at the last post where we had the most rockin' Transformer party ever! Im sure I will feel better tomorrow!

7 comments:

jakenapril said...

wow. what a roller coaster this pregnancy has been! dumb nurse. and good job keeping beckham baking! you're doing great...prego and passing kidney stones...impress me much!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

DANG GINA! What are the chances! You are a saint! So you will be very capable of finally answering the question of which one actually hurts worse.

The Hamlin Family said...

I'm sorry!!! That stinks. OK...I had a kidney stone when I was pregnant with Troy...but weird thing...I was in ABSOLUTE NO PAIN...and yet they MADE me stay overnight in the hospital. Weird huh??? (They probably just wanted to rack up my hospital bills...urrrr!!!) So, although I have had the stones before, I have no clue what you are going through. Sorry you are in so much pain.

PS...The end is near...Remember your goal was January though...so only a couple more weeks until Jan. HANG IN THERE!!!

OH, and I forgot to say that BOTH you and John are awesome parents. Planning such a great party, being pregnant...and John entertaining the kids for HOURS!!! Lucky Caleb!!!

Wheeler Bunch said...

You didn't call me! I am so sorry to hear about this too. I have heard that kidney stones hurt. You are a trooper...your so close...hang in there!

Menghinifamily said...

I'm so sorry! You just can't catch a break...

Sara said...

Oh Lisa! What else could go wrong? A Kidney stone! ouch! So so sorry. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's getting close!

Campbell Family said...

Oh my gosh! Lots of people have told me that passing a kidney stone feels just like labor pains. I'm so sorry....and that is frustrating to have such horrible nurses! You're amazing for what you do....hang in there.