Before you get excited, it wasn’t human.
It was calcified.
As in, I passed a kidney stone.
The last couple of days I have felt terrible!! I barely slept last night and I kept thinking I needed a day off of school, but with a specialist coming to see one of my preschool students tomorrow and a volunteer teacher certifying some of my high school students on Thursday, it just seemed impossible. I started to sense I was passing a stone on Monday when I got a sharp pain in my lower back while at school that actually made me dizzy. I thought I was going to pass out.
I started freaking out today when I started researching with Dr. Google (I know…bad idea) and found that the only remedy for kidney stones in pregnant women is to either go on bed rest with an IV or get a stent put in. Neither of which works for me right now.
On the way home from school I was almost in tears because I knew I was reaching the point of miserable and that something needed to be done soon. However the stress of thoughts like preterm labor, going on leave early, the baby shower I’m helping to plan this weekend, that stupid reading endorsement class that I can’t miss or else I have to start over, begins to set in and I start freaking out even more.
When I get home I see on the monitor that Jamie is still napping and I hear Matt in the shower. I go to the bathroom to pee and the most amazing thing happens…I pass that wretched stone!
The good news is that this the stupid stone that has been hanging out in my left kidney since my last kidney stone in Nov. 2010. So, I should be free of stones, right? Well, I don’t know…I’ll be talking to my OB and my Urologist for the next couple of days about this. But, I really hope so. I’ve been so careful about my diet.
At least it came out on it’s own! I already feel relief in my back. Let’s hope I sleep better from here on out!