Hello everyone 👋!! 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 🥁 🥁
Kidney stones 🙈🙈🙈🙈
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But after further examination and numerous invasive tests it turns out the big one in the left kidney came out and has been replaced by a tiny one and the tiny one the right kidney has become a big one and is stuck on its way out (which is what has been hurting)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 🧔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! 😉
PPS : leaving you all with this amazing picture from my Kashmir holiday. Many more to follow.