Monday, October 04, 2010


I have been struggling with a kidney infection for the past 3 1/2 weeks. Well I didn't know it was a kidney issue until late last week. Let me tell you if you ever have kidney symptoms get to a doctor before it gets really bad.

Like I said I started symptoms weeks ago but didn't realize what it was. My back started to ache but I thought it was just because I was back to school, on my feet a lot and wearing heels instead of sneakers like the whole summer. I also noticed that I had to pee more often but chalked that up to drinking more in school because there's no AC and it was HOT. No pain either. The days go by and my back is getting worse. What could I have done to it? I must have twisted it somehow. I started not being able to sleep because I couldn't get comfortable with the pain. Last week I started feeling nauseous it hurt so much. Finally Thursday; pain when I peed. TMI I know. Hubby called the doctor because I was on a field trip to the fire station with the kindergartners. While there I said no thanks, I didn't want to go up in the bucket of the ladder truck. Another way I knew it was bad. After lunch I knew I'd never make it on another bus ride for our afternoon class's trip to the fire station so I went home. The doctor called in a prescription and I'm slowly on the mend. It didn't help that I had a very busy weekend and couldn't stay quiet and let my kidney rest, I had a birthday party Saturday and Sunday my dad landed in the hospital again for the second time in three weeks. Today I'm home from school.
By last Friday it was all I could do not to cry. By the end of the day I could barely breathe or move because of the pain. I have a pretty high pain tolerance and this was worse than labor. I almost went to emergency but waited for the cipro to start working.

Do not let this happen to you.


Gman said...

There is no pain like kidney pain. I had a kidney 'malfunction' a few years ago and having experienced a wide variety of pain, that kidney pain ranked up near the top. The back ache was radiating pain all through my body until I cried uncle and ended up in the critical care unit. I agree, don't wait!