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- September 13, 2013 at 12:31 am#30965AnonymousInactive
I got home at 2:30 in the morning, I fed the cats put away the groceries then I went to the bathroom to relieve myself. I look down I couldn’t believe my eyes I was urinating blood. The first thing that came to my mind, oh boy my past is finally catching up to me. I didn’t feel any pain so my second thought was I have to go to the doctors in the morning.
I set the alarm clock for 7:30 and went to bed. The alarm went off I open my eyes and the second I got out of bed I felt some pain on my lower back and stomach. I walk over to the kitchen table and sat down and with in twenty minutes I was in horrendous pain. I was in so much pain I doubled over and started rocking back and forth. I throw on my clothes and drove to the doctors office.
I was the first person there. The receptionist took one look at me and she can tell I was in a lot of pain. She call the nurse and right away she put me in one of the rooms. When the doctor walk in to the room I was shaking uncontrollable from being in so much pain. He ask me what was wrong, I said am in a lot of pain and that the pain is coming from my lower back and it went around to the front of my stomach.
He had the nurse walk me over to give some urine and it was positive for blood. He then had me lay down and started tapping down on my stomach, when he push down on the area where I was feeling the pain I yell so load that it actually scared the doctor. He said it could be kidney stones and because I have a fever that my kidneys could be infected.
He walk out and the nurse came in to draw some blood. The nurse couldn’t fine a good vain, after the forth try she finally hit a vain from the top of my hand. The doctor return with a hand full of scripts. One was a referral to get a sonogram, one for a urine screen, another for antibiotics and the last one for Vicodin. (One of my favorite DOC)
Well you can imagine what went through my mind. My sponsor, my clean time, my home group, my close friends in recovery, my higher power, guilt, denial, my sanity. All of these thoughts went through my mind in a matter of seconds. At that very moment I had to get honest with myself knowing the pain I was in. I told to the doctor am a recovering addict and I cant take medication with narcotics in them is there anything else you can give me.
The nurse comes back in to the room and tells me to pull my pants down and bend over and she gives me a shot of non narcotic pain reliever. Doctor walks in and gives me a different scrip for pain. In 2000 I made the mistake of taking narcotics pain reliever for my back and I ended relapsing for three and a half years. My body doesn’t know the difference between taking needed pain medication and abusing drugs.
I can never say that one day I will need to take a stronger pain medication. But with my strong foundation in NA and my Higher Power I have a choice. After leaving the doctors office I went to get the sonogram done and they found two kidney stones five cm each one in my kidney and one in my urinary tract. I have an appointment with Urological Doctor on Friday wish me luck.
Peace and Love
IvanSeptember 13, 2013 at 12:41 am#160405AnonymousInactive
I remember that feeling well.
Good job on talking things over with the Dr. When in that kind of pain, we don’t always think our best. Remember the feeling of pain as a reminder to drink plenty of water every day.
They can come back again.September 13, 2013 at 1:15 am#160409AnonymousInactive
yikes …. I never had kidney stones but i had to have a camera put into my bladder once…. via the pee hole.
Now that really hurt ! The camera was small of course but it felt like something out of the 1950’s. lol
I can’t imagine how sore those stone you have are though…
good for you for turning down opiate pain killers.
….JoeSeptember 13, 2013 at 4:51 am#160410AnonymousInactive
Been there done that. 3 times. I know that pain.
So how did the pain med he gave you, work for you? Could be useful for folks in a similar situation in the future, but may be hesitant thinking something else won’t work.
Did the “something else” work for you?September 13, 2013 at 7:25 am#160417AnonymousInactive
Hope you get well soon Time.
You have been through a difficult test.
I hope I can act the same when tested.
Well done!September 13, 2013 at 11:10 am#160413AnonymousInactive
Doug brought up a good point I’m curious about too. One of my concerns is if I ever need pain meds for some kind of similar issue. My doctor always says we’ll deal with that when it comes, but never says what those non-narcotic meds are. Just curious.
P.S. My husband white-knuckled his way through one of those because he’s so anti-pill (also, he sometimes is a knucklehead)
Great handling of the situation. I don’t know if I would have been as strong.September 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm#160416AnonymousInactive
It is truly a turning point in ones recovery life when they refuse opiate pain meds in the face of great physical pain.
I had a kidney stone two months ago. Since my doctor already had been notified of my predilection to abuse opiates, the shot I got was toradol. It is an NSAID. I also got a scrip for about 20 pills of the same drug.
It was pretty effective and I didn’t feel a desire to abuse them, as they seemed to give me pretty bad heartburn as well as provided no euphoria.
During the event I was most stressed about any possible opiates I might encounter and the ramifications thereof. I just do not want to go back to abusing that crap.September 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm#160418AnonymousInactive
I used to get really bad migraines and the doctor would give me a shot of Toradol and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. LOL
I abused Benzo’s for a while but never really opiates, after I had my C-section the doctor gave me percocet’s and I was sick from them. After a car accident I had the same reaction to Darvocet and could also never take Codeine, they all did a number on my stomach. I had very painful oral surgery a few weeks ago and the dentist gave me Ultram which worked Wonderfully, and no side effects, no high, just pain relief.
I still get migraines from time to time but Excederin Migraine works great but I do have to admit I find myself wanting to go to the doctor for a shot of that Toradol just for the effects!September 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm#160411AnonymousInactive
I’m allergic to Toradol. Bad sh*t happens to me when they shoot me with it. Found out the hard way too…..
Now I tell ’em, up front- NO TORADOL!September 14, 2013 at 12:22 am#160414AnonymousInactive
I just had Toradol locally on Monday for a procedure. It worked great! Thanks for the info!September 14, 2013 at 12:36 am#160407AnonymousInactive
Thank guys for the concern.
To be honest I don’t remember exactly what the nurse said name was. One thing for sure it had no narcotic in it. But it work well, pain was gone in about twenty minuets. The prescription was for a high dose of Ibuprofen.
IvanSeptember 14, 2013 at 11:16 am#160415AnonymousInactive
Time, if it was a shot, it probably was toradol. It’s an intermuscular pain blocking local. Boy, I sounded kinda smart on that last one, LOL!September 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm#160412AnonymousInactive
@ccgirl 1483962 wrote:
Time, if it was a shot, it probably was toradol. It’s an intermuscular pain blocking local. Boy, I sounded kinda smart on that last one, LOL!
LOL!September 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm#160408AnonymousInactive
Just got back from the doctors office. The shot I got for the pain for the kidney stones was Toradol.
Work very well, to my surprises. No after effects.The prescription was for high dose of Ibuprofen. Before taking the Ibuprofen make sure you have a meal.
IvanSeptember 15, 2013 at 12:56 am#160404AnonymousInactive
I am glad you found some relief from the pain Ivan and I hope things get better from here.
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