September 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm (medical issues)

It was a typical Monday night.  She came home, did her evening workout and prepared to relax for the evening.  She decided to watch some football, Eagles vs. Dallas.  They volleyed back and forth for the win but the Eagles eventually lost.  Typical!  But they put up a good fight.

She went to bed about 11:30 p.m. and immediately starting feeling pain on her left side.  She got up and tried to figure out what it might be.  She had a sneaky suspicion.  She got dressed and decided to drive to the E.R.  She didn’t make it.  She pulled over, on a side road, a few towns over and called 911.  They came and got her and deposited her at the E.R. of her favorite hospital.  She threw up a couple of times, they administered pain medication and took a CAT scan.  Yep, it was what she thought but the pain was worse this time.

At the end of her stay, she hailed a cab to take her home and she promptly called out sick from work and went to bed.  She got a relative to help pick up her car, later that day.

Verdict:  kidney stone

Pain:  horrific

Drugs:  wonderful

Will she have to end her secret love affair with iced tea?  She only has this affair in the summer time and this is the second incident in three years, both times in the summer.  Will the urologist know?

“I will always love you, tea.  No matter what anyone says, you are my thirst quencher and my love”.  If we must part ways I will see you on occasion, never fear.

Both the doctor and nurse said “oh yeah, tea can do that”.

Certain diuretics which are commonly called water pills or calcium-based antacids may increase the risk of forming kidney stones by increasing the amount of calcium in the urine


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