Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What a Pain!

There are only two things, that I have experienced, that are more painful than childbirth.

#1. Kidney Stones
#2. Ear Infection
I'm not kidding. I would much rather go through labor again then have to deal with either of the above ailments.

Numero Uno I experienced in May of 2006. I had been having some painful cramps. I was actually on fertility medicine at the time so, I pushed it aside and assumed it was a side affect of the drugs. Until the night before I was to graduate from EAC I woke up and was in so much pain all I could do was pace back and forth and cry. It was SO painful. I told Kameron we had to go to the Emergency Room. He thought I was crazy because it was 2:00 in the morning. But, when I yelled at him and told him I couldn't handle the pain, he realized it must be something serious. I have a high tolerance for pain so, Kameron has come to learn that if I am crying over the pain, it must be super painful!!

So, we go to the ER, nobody else is there, so we get right in. They run all sorts of tests. Blood work, pee tests, even a CT scan! (that was pretty neat!) And apparently the doctor's work slower at night because it seemed to take FOREVER for the doctor's to get anything done. In the meantime, they give me some AWESOME pain killers and I take a little doze. Finally a doctor comes back and informs us, "You have a kidney stone."

I was SHOCKED! So, he sends me home with a perscription for pain meds, and a urine strainer. We go home and crash for the rest of the morning. Then, we had family come and visit and I actually walked my graduation that night!! I was in a ton of pain for the next couple of weeks. I missed a lot of work. Cried alot and finally, one day, the pain was gone. I don't ever remember passing the stone and I didn't care, the pain was gone!! I never want to experience that again.

Number 2 ... I am experiencing as I type this. I guess you forget how painful ear ache's are until you get one. No wonder kids are so miserable when they have them. They hurt SO bad. I cried for an hour this morning because of the pain. I cried for two hours yesterday morning because of the pain. I have so much ibuprofen in me and I'm still hurting.
One amazing thing that happened that I am so grateful for - I was up at 1:00 Monday night because the pain was unbearable. I prayed and pleaded Heavenly Father to please release some of the pressure so I could atleast sleep comfortably. The moment I said 'amen' ... my ear popped atleast 2 dozen times and I was able to lay down comfortably. That was a reassurance that the Lord hears and answers our prayers. He is able to offer a hand at any moment in our lives. He is amazing and I love that He is the most important thing in our lives.
So, I have doctor's appointment in about 30 minutes. I can't wait. I just want to be done with this discomfort and pain. I am very grateful to Kameron though. He has been such a wonderful help through all of my sickness the past few weeks. He's been cleaning, doing dishes, cooking, taking care of Kason and he's just been there when I need him. I am grateful to him and his wonderful husbandry. (is that a word?)

Now, my labor was painful but, I don't ever remember crying during labor. And I didn't even have an epidural. So, that proves to me that kidney stones and ear infections are by far ... more painful than childbirth. So, bring on the labor!! (and pray this ear ache kicks it soon!)


Maranda Whittle said...

I had 2 c-sections, so I don't even know what childbirth feels like, but I do know that my dad has had kidney stones, and that is a memory in my mind I don't like to remember. He was litereally on the ground crawling, cuz he couldn't walk, it hurt so bad. And I've never had an ear ache, so for me, the worst thing I've ever had was a freakin tooth ache, they hurt! Hope you feel better.

k.c. said...

Oh my, I hear ya'! I've never had kidney stones, but many of my friends have - poor girls! And this post reminded me to call my husband and ask him if he made his doctor's appointment for his earache. He's one of those who never talked about pain, but his ear has been hurting for 3 or 4 days. So thanks for the reminder & good luck with your poor ear(s)!

Sara said...

I hope that the doctor's able to help you clear it up soon, and that you can get back to feeling good! Other than that, how's everything in Thatcher? :)

Becky and Nathan said...

Lots of fun new posts to read. Sorry bout the ear. I hope it gets better soon. It sucks to be in pain. I've never had either one, but have experienced worse pain than labor. I guess that isn't saying much, since I got an epidural when I dialated to 4. I'm sure I didn't spell that right. I just hope this next one goes just as smoothly.

JR and Steph said...

Jami I hope your feeling better. Let me know if you need anything!If you need me to watch Kason so you can rest call me. I hope you get feeling better.

JR and Steph said...

Jami I hope your feeling better. Let me know if you need anything!If you need me to watch Kason so you can rest call me. I hope you get feeling better.

Alicia said...

Jami, you poor thing! That's awful. I feel for you. My Dad had kidney stones once, and he said it's the most painful thing you could go through. He pulled the hospital bars on the bed together. Yikes.

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