I’m probably just enjoying the interlude before the drugs wear off. The pain is now merely very unpleasant, and not positively disabling.
Woke up this morning and everything was just fine. Then I felt like I’d been stabbed in the side, and nothing was fine at all. This went on for about two hours and clearly wasn’t going to get better on its own. In fact I genuinely wondered if I was dying. Called my neighbors D&L, and D came out in his Jeep and took me to the clinic in the little town nearest where we live.
And it’s completely my fault. Turns out that like an idiot I’d let myself get really badly dehydrated, and kicked loose a kidney stone. By the time I was in the Jeep I was barely coherent. I have felt worse pain than that, but I was having a leg blown off at the time.
I really thought I was drinking enough water, which shows how much I know. The doctor wanted to know if I had blood in my urine, and it took two IV bags and two bottles of water before I could raise the merest trickle.
So anyway I’m back home at the cabin now, and apparently I’ll be fine. I’m going back into town this afternoon to get some prescriptions filled and also fill my water bottles with drinking water that isn’t crunchy with calcium. I had a very busy morning planned, but I’m not up to any work right now. It still hurts quite a lot, but not by comparison with my condition at five this morning.