What happened with the pain and the painkillers

Hello everyone πŸ‘‹!! Thank you for your good wishes and all the great advice. I went to the doc (again!!!!) and guess what? I was in pain! I just wasn’t sure about it (can you believe?)

So I did see a doctor. And the diagnosis is…drum roll please πŸ₯ πŸ₯

Kidney stones πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

I am not surprised as I have a history of stones but somehow it keeps coming up with new kinds of pain. And I am glad it wasn’t as bad this time as it had been in the past. Apparently the bigger one that was in my left kidney came out without a fuss but the tiny one in my right side wasn’t willing to say goodbye so easily. That’s what I thought. But after further examination and numerous invasive tests it turns out the big one in the left kidney came out and has been replaced by a tiny one and the tiny one the right kidney has become a big one and is stuck on its way out (which is what has been hurting)

Also, time to rant. Monday morning, I went to the hospital and jumped through hoops to get a doctor’s appointment and an ultrasound. I don’t want to rant about the medical system (yet again!!) but damn it is awful here. You can take all the appointments you want and go to the fanciest hospitals and still be treated like a third class citizen. And they don’t care if you’re in pain or have left in the middle of the day for this or your boss is waiting on the other side to suck whatever life remains in your body. Oh no no no! All they care is for you follow protocol and get the paperwork done and yes pay up! Pay up for every pain in your body if you want someone to look at it. And after you pay up walk a mile to the testing place in excruciating pain and walk back as they suggest another test and pay up again and walk back all the way and so on and so forth. Fun, am I right.

Anyway, the doc prescribed me meds…lots of meds..including antibiotics, painkillers and something that’s usually prescribed just to men πŸ§”but I guess I needed it too 🀭

So I’m on drugs by prescription including three painkillers a day, two antibiotics and a couple more pills. And once again have accepted that my body needs help. Probably should’ve seen the doctor sooner but if I start doing that every time something hurts I’d be living at the hospital.

PS : for the first time in my life till date I travelled with a medicine bag bigger than my carry on luggage! πŸ˜‰

PPS : leaving you all with this amazing picture from my Kashmir holiday. Many more to follow.

12 responses to “What happened with the pain and the painkillers”

  1. Oh no I’m sorry to hear you had kidney stone. I only heard of people telling how horrible the pain was…hopefully you’ll recover it and return to a day without any medπŸ‘βœ¨

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    1. Thank you! I am doing better now. This too shall pass

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  2. Mimu I’m so sad that you are suffering! My BIL gets kidney stones that make him faint from the pain. I’m glad the cause has been discovered and hope what they gave you will help.

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    1. Yes the pain can be very excruciating. I am doing better now. Thanks. Hope your BIL gets better too. The pain is just horrible.

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  3. I hope you’re feeling better soon. 😊

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  4. That’s a pathetic situation. For doctors, every patient is just a patient. Wish you early full recovery. And yes, Kashmir is heaven on this earth.

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  5. I am sorry for your recurring renal calculi stuff.
    Probably body constitution and metabolism to blame?
    I am not sure.
    Please take care and get well soon.
    Glad your Kashmir trip went well.
    I slightly beg to differ from your thoughts on medical profession.
    Doctors and medical staff are always blamed for everything and anything in India.
    To be Frank, the medical profession is a thankless job.
    If you treat a patient you are damned.
    If you don’t treat the patient you are damned too!
    Medical professionals are attacked, properties damaged and some medical professionals comitted even suicide.
    Of course there are bad elements in medical profession too as in every profession.
    Everywhere money only talks my friend, be in personal matters or professional matter.
    That is the way of life.
    This is my personal opinion my friend.
    Namaste.

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes. Well we all want to find someone to blame when we suffer and I guess The hospitals are an easy target

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      1. And you are so kind soft and gentle.
        πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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