Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kidney Update

People have been asking, so here's a little update:
I've been having kidney pain off and on for a week or so now. Yesterday I was a little bit swollen, but this morning I woke up and my stomach was completely distended because my kidneys were so swollen, even my legs were swollen. It hurt to breathe because my diaphragm was pushing on them every time. I decided to go to church because I'd just be sitting around at home, so I wanted to just push through it. I can't really take any pain meds because it's hard on my kidneys (except Tylenol) and/or it just makes me sick on top of the pain, so I just avoid them usually.
I'm feeling a little bit better after a blessing and some rest. Obviously hoping things will be fine tomorrow, if not we'll call my kidney Dr and see what he wants me to do. It could be something as simple as a stone blocking things up, making things inflamed, or signaling something more serious like further progression of the disease (kidney failure). I really doubt that's the case, that's what I'm telling my kidneys, I think they'll listen don't you? :)