Thursday, March 13, 2008

Murphy loves me

Haven't I had enough people?  Have I not had enough drama in the last two weeks to last me until I'm at least thirty?  These last few weeks have put a whole new meaning to "when it rains, it pours."

So the night of my last post, I noticed my ankles were swollen.  Really swollen at only 20 weeks pregnant.  Yesterday?  Yup, swollen again, so I called my OB because the swelling was accompanied by a severe headache.  Anyone who's been pregnant before know this could be a sign of preeclampsia.  So the doc, just as I knew he would wanted to see me and check my BP and everything else today.  I arranged for one of the awesomest friends around to come and sit with my kiddos while they napped (and she's extra awesome because she's also pregnant and in the throws of morning sickness - a reason I felt bad even having to ask her!).  

I get to the doc and the second he walks in, I tell him that I've seen him entirely too much in the last couple of weeks.  He frowns and says, "Well, I like seeing you!"  He was, of course, just playing back with me.  But I was thinking, "yeah, because I'm paying your rent."  The turkey.  My BP was good, swelling is down significantly today, but oh, what was that?  A bladder infection?  No, he says, wait.

A kidney stone.  


Yeah, you've got blood and this such and such in your urine which means a kidney stone.

I haven't had a kidney stone in almost 13 months.  I guess it's about time for one.  Especially since I've been pregnant and not had one.  They usually increase when I'm "with child."  But you know, we are leaving for vacation Sunday.  There's no reason why I should be able to ENJOY my vacation.  Of course, we're going to be in the middle of my much coveted shopping day and it's gonna hit me.  Either that or I'm going to get stuck kicking and screaming and writhing in pain the entire time because a kidney stone is stuck in my bladder and refuses to come out, therefore causing bladder spasms.  

Yeah, I think I'm going to just puke from excitement over this kidney stone.  It's just what I needed.

Forget the vacation, just bring on the kidney stone!!!


Ryan said...

As painful and as a pain in the you know what this is for you, you actually make this sound humorous!!!

Although I know it's not, it's like you sure don't want to ask "what else, right"?

Well most bad things come in threes, so let's see:
1) you hospital
2) chicken hospital
3) kidney stone (right before and during vacation)

Ok, that about does it for you and your mishaps. You have reached your max limit. NO MORE!!!

Mandy said...

Ok, I don't know why it chose to use Ryan's account. The above comment was made by me and not Ryan. Poor guy is at work and couldn't even defend himself. :)

OHmommy said...

Oh man.

Say it isn't so. Youa re just teasing, yes? Just giving us am early April Fool's joke, yes?

So many bad things can't possibly happen to one family.

Tell us you are teasing!

Anonymous said...

I think you have had a kidney stone with every pregnancy. Bless your heart!! I will keep you in my prayers. Try to enjoy your vacation as much as possible. Oh, if you are back on Saturday, we are going to stay in town instead of going shopping. I don't know exactly what we are doing yet, but maybe I can see you for a few minutes.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, my goodness. You poor thing!

I really hope you have a good vacation. (PAIN FREE)

hubby said...

I'M the one you all need to be praying for ;o)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

OH I feel so bad for you. I just know someone who went through about 6 kidney stones in a row. About one a month! I hope things start to look betters