Bottom line is I CAN NOT LIVE LIKE THIS!! My left kidney produced a stone the size of a bean (that's what the doctor said) and it got stuck in the opening of my ureter. This caused a blockage of my ureter and swelling of kidney (and a need to urinate every 2.5 minutes). Due to pregnancy, doctor said best option was a stent. So I had out patient surgery and had stent installed. It's been about a month with my stent and it's been nothing but BEYOND PAINFUL. I can't walk, I can't take care of my family, I can't even get out of bed. The worst part is that all I've been given through all of this is Tempra (something like Tylenol). I'm American, but live in South America, Catholic Country and apparently they believe highly in suffering here.
Everyday I cry and feel like this just can't be happening to me. I often tell my husband I don't know how to make it to tomorrow. I thought I handled pain well. I had my previous son with midwife at home, no problems. I think that the constant state of pain and suffering is causing anxiety and now I feel like I am completely overwhelmed and so stressed out.
I'm aware that taking pain medication is harmful for my unborn baby, but at some point isn't my emotional state a variable?? I mean isn't it more harmful for me to be beside myself in pain than take a vicoden?? I just can't go on like this. Something has to change. Where do I go from here??