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Hi, I recently went to the emergency department with severe flank and back pain and when i say severe, give me natural childbirth anyday. The pain was so excruciating that i could not stand sit or do anything I was groaning and pacing and rocking back and forth. The ED staff gave me some pain killers which was useless as i vomitted them up a few seconds later,I was nauseas the whole time. I was left there like that for 4 hours. When i finally got in i was put on a bed and given more pain killers which again i vomitted up. Finally i was sent for a CT scan and they found a 18mm stone in my uterer and another slighly smaller stone in my kidney. By this time i could not think with the pain and was nearly passing out. Then they fnally gave me pain relief through my IV and within 5 minutes it was bearable, why could they not have done this earlier?
I was admitted to hospital to get a stint put in but that got delayed until the following day. Because of this i then had to endure round two of the pain. Later in the afternoon the pain came back with vengeance, i was still nuances and unable to keep anything down so they gave me morphine in the stomach which did not work. I told them what helped last time but they were unable to give me pain relief through the IV in the ward, isn't this a hospital? I then became septic, which ended up a blessing because i was delirious with the fever and don't remember much after that time but when i came to again the pain was gone. I spent the rest of that night and the next morning lying on my back too scared to move incase the severe pain came back again.
I got the stint put in and was sent home the day after. They were going to send me back to work the day after that but i said there was no way i could do my job the next day so they gave me one extra day off.
I am now at home, alone and feel terrible, i still feel nausea and am having trouble eating. I have to do everything myself but have no energy and am unable to concentrate on anything. My left side is still very sore and when i go to the toilet i get sever kidney pain and cramps in my back and bladder area, i dread having to go. I am suppose to go back to work tomorrow which won't be happening. I have 4 weeks to wait for the stones to be removed, will i be like this for the whole time? I have always been fit and active and now feel like i have aged 10 years in a few days and do not feel very confident. Have other people had the same issues after the stint is in and they have been sent home?
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