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I'm posting this mostly so I don't need to repeat it a bunch of times to various friends.

Late Friday night I developed severe pain over my right kidney, so bad it made me unable to stand and was vomiting constantly. After a little while it got worse not better and I puked any painkiller meds I tried to take. NHS Direct eventually sent me to A&E at the nearest hospital and I was admitted with a suspected kidney stone and severe dehydration. After some IV fluids and IV paracetamol I was taken to the emergency surgical trauma unit for x-rays, more blood tests and urine tests. All of which came up negative, I don't even have a kidney infection but the pain was still making me vomit every 3 minutes or so. Cue IV antibiotics, more fluids, 3 different anti-nausea meds and some morphine for the pain and I finally managed to get a tiny amount of sleep at 7 am Saturday when they sent me to a proper bed in the surgical ward. After my 4th lot of fluids and paracetamol I finally stopped being sick and was able to hold down sips of water and could take antibiotics and paracetamol tablets rather than just through a drip although I was still on constant fluids.

The short side of this is the doctor's still don't know what is the matter with me, I got a telling off for letting myself get this run down/exhausted and was only let out of hospital on Sunday on the promise I would eat and drink properly and take the huge bag of meds I was given.

Never before have I puked for 2 days straight and gained 3lbs just from the sheer volume of fluids I was given.

I need to go for an ultrasound to try to find out what caused it as they still don't know, I'm still in moderate pain and very very wobbly on my feet, even going to the loo is wiping me out (which I am having to do all too frequently thanks to all the sodding drinking I am doing). I also pulled all the muscles in my stomach and ribs from being sick so often (my record was over 20 times in one hour - go me), so coughing is a bitch.

I'm off work and still have a ton of stuff to do for uni and don't see that happening for a little while - I just can't think properly as my head is too fuzzy. I can't even look at Maelstrom downtime properly to work out what's what - yes it's that bad :)

I'm not looking for tea and sympathy, I know I have been a bit dumb and pushed myself a bit too hard lately and this is possibly my body's way of kicking my arse for me. I don't have any say in whether or not I rest at the moment, not when the stairs in the house are a bit too much of a task.

Here's hoping that normal service will be resumed very soon. It had better be - I get bored easily. :(

Love and hugs to everyone that needs them, especially Chris xxxx


PS The doctors weren't being mean - I can't have anything that contains aspirin or codeine as it just makes me constantly sick until I pass out, my body, it's just so co-operative!
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