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My ER experience

(2019-02-26 17:35:01) 下一个

10:30 pm 02/24/2019

As my husband and I got off the car and I limped into the emergency room, my head and weight leaning against his shoulder, a wheel chair was immediately pushed over to invite me on. The painful expression and intermittent groans earned me an immediate attention after the insurance checkup. Soon I was in a room, stripped off the waist-upper, covered with a hospital blouse and a warm sheet before being put on tubes, medication and IV.  Nurses and caregivers hushed in and out. Then a nurse stood in front of a computer and started her routine questions.  In a weak voice, I answered and told the nurse the story of what I thought that brought me to ER. 

An hour earlier, as we were having dinner with two other families at my house, a pang of sharp pains suddenly wrenched me. I tried hard to conceal them, but the pain only grew stronger by minutes.  Apologetically I had to ask them to leave and go upstairs. Then came the outbreak of acute stabbing pains, throw-ups, and I knew I could not stay the rest of night at home like that.

The midnight hospital was empty and quiet, with occasional muffled babies’ crying from a closed room in a distance.  A young doctor named Brian came to see me. He listened to my story again, asked a couple of questions and then prescribed an ultra-sound.  But the continued vomiting, and the unstopped pain after the two attempted pain-killers put me on an oxygen, and a CT scan was added on the exam list. 

As I wheeled to a CT room along the light-lit passage, a wind from the moving wheels breezed by. I tried to open my eyes to identify the area but then gave in to the refreshing breeze and to sounds from the grinding wheels over the smooth floor.  Life was on the move, and my hope of finding the cause of the pain was on the horizon.

Soon I was diagnosed with a 6mm kidney stone dropped to a certain area that caused the sharp pain. The doctor jokingly said that I tricked him, as the story I told him diverted his attention to the ovary. To add to his humor, he uttered some broken Chinese that sounded funny and made no sense. By the way, how could he tell that I am a Chinese?

When I got released, it was around 1:30 in the morning.  The street was deserted and void of cars, and the two pharmacies that we stopped by for a strong pain-killer and the other prescribed medication were closed.  Tired, weak and light-headed, I refused to try another one but  go home instead. Luckily, I had the rest of five hours sleep sound and painless.

 

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暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '大漠长河' 的评论 : 大漠来了,暖姐一下觉得病好了:)谢谢你,这么有心去查,感动的。我自己也查过,看到茶和咖啡好像都不利于结石,我也碰巧平时不太喝。谢谢你,我应该没事了,石头应该已经掉下来了。最近雨水很多,山绿了却一直没有机会爬。今春一定美,期盼大漠的好诗啊!问候大漠春好,2019安康!
大漠长河 回复 悄悄话 暖姐受苦了,望你早日康复。也查了一下,好像喝水最好是白水或柠檬水,尽量不喝茶,柠檬汁对结石有抑制作用,而茶里的草酸反而会促进结石。
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '亮亮妈妈' 的评论 : 亮亮妈妈好!是啊,痛起来疼痛难忍的,人在有选择时一定是向痛苦投降的。现在还在等石头下来,期望吧。谢谢你的问候。
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '碧蓝天' 的评论 : 谢谢蓝mm的问候,一直没有时间补你的小说,致歉了。周日好!
亮亮妈妈 回复 悄悄话 抱一下暖冬。肾结石会非常痛。去ER是对的。希望尽快康复。
碧蓝天 回复 悄悄话 保重暖冬美眉!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '淡然' 的评论 : 谢谢淡然,现在只想过个好周末了。你们都注意身体,平时多喝水!周末快乐!
淡然 回复 悄悄话 刚知道暖冬进了ER,幸好有惊无险,希望结石能尽早排出。多多休息,保重!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '彩烟游士' 的评论 : 谢谢游士,没什么大碍,但是折磨人啊。大家都记得平常多喝水,防患于未然。周末快乐!
彩烟游士 回复 悄悄话 还好,虚惊一场,暖冬受了一点苦,但不碍大事。问好,周末快乐!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '夏圓' 的评论 : 师傅来了,徒儿不痛了,也不知是止痛药在起作用还是结石没有在动的原因。感慨啊,师傅,人生苦短的,要及时行乐,要健康地活着,这比什么都重要。谢谢师傅的hug和关心。问候师傅周末好!
夏圓 回复 悄悄话 徒儿,师傅来晚了!抱抱,再抱抱!看你这么痛,我也觉得痛了!
好好照顾自己啊,健康是第一重要的,保重!师傅会为你祈祷的,盼望着一切顺利,徒儿很快恢复健康!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '铃兰听风' 的评论 : 谢谢铃兰医生妹妹的专业知识和安慰。我明天去看专科,现在就是服用止痛片和抗生素。相信一定会出来的,最好自动排出,如果不能,就采取点措施,不碍事,就是过程烦一些,痛苦一些。但是痛苦中我们也对某些东西体会更深了,不是吗。再次感谢铃兰妹妹的热心和关心。祝好!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '7grizzly' 的评论 : Thank you, my friend. The stone is still there, and the pain could erupt again any time. But I know now how to better control it. I don't know what caused the stones, it could be diet or sth else. Once the stone comes out, the doctor can examine it and give a plausible reasoning. What we need to remember is to drink enough water every day.
铃兰听风 回复 悄悄话 对不起, 暖冬, 我这才刚刚看到你前几天因肾结石入了急诊室. Hug hug.

既然诊断十分明确, 剩下的就是选择治疗方案了. 不用太担心, 如今有很多创伤性小的方法 (体外的, 微创的) 可以清除结石, 甚至药物排石.

6 mm 的结石说小不小, 说大不大的, 希望可以自发排出或早日解决.
7grizzly 回复 悄悄话 The title was shocking and I'm glad that you are OK now. So the cause was diet-related or something else?
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 'Once-always' 的评论 : Oncemm好!是啊,二进宫了。现在这个结石还没有出来,6mm有点大,可能得折腾一阵。明天看专科。mm也要记得平时多喝水,防范于未然,身体好,不受苦痛,开心,其他什么都可以是浮云。再次谢谢Oncemm关心!祝好!
Once-always 回复 悄悄话 暖mm,你又去ER了,医生不能拿走的吗?这样不掉下来真麻烦。快好好休息,肯定是这次回国累坏了,水土不服。希望你快快彻底恢复。
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 'ziqiao123' 的评论 : 子乔好!最近不是这就是那儿的,真是烦心。还是那句话,健康第一,等到苦痛来临时,体会是深了,但是已经被折磨到了。子乔也保重。谢谢子乔关心!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '狮子羔羊' 的评论 : 狮子好!结石还在,还没有掉下来。你应该没事了吧?痛起来真是难忍的。谢谢狮子关心!
ziqiao123 回复 悄悄话 啊!暖冬进了两次ER?慰问一下,不疼了就好,希望早点把结石排掉。好好休息,不用回我的留言。
狮子羔羊 回复 悄悄话 回复 '暖冬cool夏' 的评论 : 怎么又进ER了呢?还有结石?医生怎么处理了呢?祝暖冬早日康复!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '夕阳影里一归舟' 'Grace','边边'和'Oncemm":一并谢谢老朋友的关心,今天早上还好好的,中午开始又疼痛难忍,下午五点又进了一次ER,现在已经出来没事了。希望结石早一天掉下来。你们都一样保重身体,病了才更加意识到健康的宝贵。谢谢老友们!
Once-always 回复 悄悄话 暖mm,我刚刚才看到你的博文更新,一看题目就晕了,怎么进了ER,kidney stone 6mm很大的吧,怎么会这样?我不懂,刚刚Google了一下,排出来了就好了吧。你要赶紧好好休息,别急着回言。抱抱!
边走边看66 回复 悄悄话 哎呦,是最近的事啊,暖冬姐多多喝水啊。 我婆婆原来就犯过这个病,后来自己把一颗石头尿出来了。 祝你早日恢复!
GraceX 回复 悄悄话 暖冬好,我没有结石痛的经历,只能在这里安慰一下你了,
你过去有这个病吗?如果没有,至少现在知道有了,就要考虑怎样去避免下一次疼痛的到来。
多多保重!
夕阳影里一归舟 回复 悄悄话 慰问暖冬!结石很疼的,肾结石有掉下来排出的可能,多喝水,你平常喝水多吗?不光平时,开始疼就使劲多喝,据说喝柠檬汁等酸性饮料可以防止结石。不过我不是医生啊,一切以医生说的为准。暖冬多多休息!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '狮子羔羊' 的评论 : 狮子好!那还真是巧了,狮子也受这种结石折磨一下,好在不是什么大碍,出来就应该没事了。谢谢你的留言,同祝愿你身体安康!
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 '燕麦禾儿' 的评论 : 燕儿好!是的,结石虽然痛,但是痛过了就应该没事了,所以不碍事的。朋友来家也就是简单的家常便饭,都是边上很熟悉的朋友,大家主要是聚聚聊聊天的。6mm的结石有70%的可能性会自动排走,现在不痛了,也不知道排走了没有。谢谢燕儿关心!
狮子羔羊 回复 悄悄话 哇,我们真同病相怜,两个星期前我也因为同样的原因夜里去了ER,那个痛哦……
祝暖冬美眉早日康复!
燕麦禾儿 回复 悄悄话 上苍保佑,不是卵巢啊!读完第一段,还以为你撞车了!知道你周末要请客,还想问问做了什么好菜,没想到进了急诊室。肾结石会自动排走吗?
暖冬cool夏 回复 悄悄话 回复 'yy56' 的评论 : 谢谢闻香,是很痛,现在已经好多了。只是不知道这石头完全掉下来了没有?谢谢闻香关心。
yy56 回复 悄悄话 肾结石的痛会很尖锐,加之恶心呕吐,的确很吓人。感谢上帝,很快就缓解了。好好休息吧。
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