Friday, June 7, 2013

I'm back!

Hello again friends!

I thought that instead of my regular Friday post I would let you know where I've been the last couple days. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may already know that I ended up in the hospital with the most painful thing I have ever experienced...kidney stones.

On Tuesday evening I started getting really bad back pain that quickly escalated to unbearable pain and landed me in Labour and Delivery. My midwife was awesome and met Ivan and I there to make sure everything was ok with the baby (it was) and then stayed all the way until midnight when my results came back and I was admitted to the hospital for the night. I really can't thank her enough for hanging around.

On Wednesday I had a renal ultrasound to confirm that I had a kidney stone, as well as an NST and an ultrasound to check on the baby. Clearly the kidney stones were not bothering our little guy at all because all signs pointed to a happy baby, thank goodness!

I was sent home late Wednesday night with instructions to drink tons of water until the stone passed. I am crossing my fingers that it is out of my system because I haven't had any pain since yesterday afternoon.

Seriously guys, never get a kidney stone. I feel like I have a pretty high pain tolerance but this was just the worst thing I have ever felt in my life. A lot of people told me it is worse than labour and I am going to believe them because I don't want to worry that labour is going to hurt that much. I mean, if it does at least it won't be as constant as the kidney stone pain and at least I will get something awesome at the end instead of something that gets flushed down the toilet without me even seeing it. Haha, sorry, was that gross?

Anyways, I am back to feeling pretty normal and I hope it stays that way. I think I am going to glue a glass of water to my hand for the rest of this pregnancy so that I am constantly drinking. Good plan right?

I hope everyone had a way better week than I did and I am happy to say that I will be back to my regularly scheduled blogging.

Have a great Friday!

♥elycia

34 comments:

  1. kidney stones are horrible, i'm glad to read that you are better :)

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  2. Ugh I had a kidney stone last August. I have pretty severe Crohn's disease, so I'm used to pain, but this was just awful. I have never deteriorated so fast in one day. I didn't opt to pass it myself, though; I had them pull it out. xD

    I'm glad you're doing better, though, and that the baby wasn't harmed!

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    1. Yes! It came on so suddenly and the pain escalated really quickly.

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  3. sorry to hear you are in pain. that is terrible. have you had them before? i just wonder what brings them on? scary thought. feel better. ( :

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    1. No, I had never had them before! Drinking tons of water helps you not get them...so that's my plan from now on.

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  4. Oh dear, so glad you're feeling better and I hope your labour is a lot less painless (or more manageable) than kidney stones. Take care :) Rosie x

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've never had but my mom had and I can see that's it's horrible! So good everything it's ok with your baby :) Get rest you do need. Have a great weekend!
    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  6. when i was in middle school, i got kidney failure/kidney stones and the doctors just kept repeating how much worse it was than labor. so, hey! you've got nothing to worry about now. ;)

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  7. Don't worry, labour and delivery aren't as bad as everyone says. Just as long as you stay calm everything will be fine. But, yeesh, kidney stones, that must have sucks!

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  8. Oh gosh, that sounds terrible. Glad you're done with that nonsense and feeling better!

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  9. I'm so glad you're doing better now!!

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  10. So glad that your baby is okay! I've never had a kidney stone but I've heard it's really awful. Is that common during pregnancy or something? I'm glad you're feeling better and hope it stays that way! <3

    Kelsey
    Be Like The Fox

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    1. Thank you! Yes, apparently they are not unusual to get during pregnancy because the baby needs a lot of the water you drink so there is less for your bodily functions. They told me they are more common Summer too!

      Drinking water is now my full time job!

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  11. I've never had one, but I have nightmares after watching the show Oddities (it's really good and on Netflix) and they had kidney stones on there that were the size of eggs! I couldn't IMAGINE passing that!

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    1. Ohhh I will have to check that show out!

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  12. goodness!! I'm glad to hear that you + the baby are okay!! Take it easy Elycia darling!! xoxo

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  13. Oh I know what you mean, I've had a few kidney stones in the past. One of them I had to get surgically removed, and that sucked pretty bad! But I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better! :)

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm glad you're feeling better, that sounds so brutal. :(

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  15. Hope you feel better soon. My friend was asked like three times was she pregnant when she was taken into a&e with kidney stones - at that point in time she wasn't pregnant (and kept repeating that fact until she was blue in the face as no one seemed to believe her!)

    Glad the baby is okay too! Big hugs!

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  16. Glad you're feeling better! I had a kidney infection back in January and I thought that was some pretty horrendous pain, I can't imagine actually having a kidney stone >.<

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  17. Ouch! Glad you're feeling better and hope its passed!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  18. Omg I really hope these kidney stones won't come back!!! my mom had problems with them and she stayed few days at the hospital aswell. Good that everything is ok with your little guy! :)

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  19. Oh no, you poor thing! I've had a kidney infection before and that was painful enough. I can't even imagine how painful kidney stones must be! Drink, drink and drink some more!

    Becky
    xx

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  20. Oh no, Elycia! Kidney stones are TERRIBLY painful. You poor thing! I'm so glad you're doing better now and that your baby is fine! Hope everything is smooth sailing from here on out!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  21. Awe, glad you're doing alright now! Not fun, girl :) Stay healthy & happy <3

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  22. i learned that one way to avoid kidney stones is to be careful with high oxalate foods such as spinach, quinoa, kiwi and chocolate. hope you're all done with them!

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  23. Oh no! That's awful. My mother got kidney stones when she was pregnant with me, and she always talks about how horrible it was. I hope that you're feeling better.

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  24. Oh sucky suck, it's the worst pain, eh?! When I was pregnant with our second lil' dude here I got hit hard by a gall stone attack (thought I was going into early labour!) it feels like a barbed wire belt of knives being tightened around your lowest ribs, yes?! After I had the lil guy I got more attacks and ended up getting my gall bladder removed surgically, so yah - labour is intense, but those kind of attacks are probably worse. Consider it a wild 'practice' round for pushing out your own lil guy! ;o) Rest up, drink up!
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    mel
    needle and nest

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  25. Kidney stones are horrible. I had one in college and it was the most painful thing I've ever experienced. That's also the good news too, though -- having gone through natural childbirth, I can honestly say a kidney stone is at least 10x more painful than childbirth was. So that'll be a breeze for you now! :) I've developed gallstones since Mylo was born (apparently that's not an uncommon thing) and I'll say a gallbladder attack is worse than childbirth too. YUCK.

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  26. OMG, I'm SO sorry to hear you're having to experience this! =( I may not know what having a baby is like, but kidney stones are by far the worst pains I've ever experienced in my life. --- May those horrible stones pass quickly and you're back to feeling better soon!

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  27. My mom had them! I remember how bad she was!
    Get weel soon Elycia! <3

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  28. having had two kids and kidney stones, kidney stones are worse pain than having the babies and you get a lovely baby at the end!!!

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  29. Wow! That's awful! My sister in law got them when she was pregnant. They put her on bed rest for months until she went into labor. She always talked about the pain. I can't imagine. Labor and delivery is pretty awesome so don't worry about the pain. You'll do great. Just take it easy when you can.

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