Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lower Dosages

I called that Doc and told him that I couldn't take another kidney stone.

So there's the one medication that gives me kidney stones. Then there's one medication I'm taking that gives me double vision when combined with another medication. The darling doctor decided to lower ALL my medications. This is good news. If I react well to the lower dosages that means less side effects and maybe I'll be able to drive again soon.

Two days into the lower dosages and I feel great, no double vision and no real side effects... yet. Give me a month and if I haven't had a seizure I'm driving again dammit.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kidney Stone... still!

I'm still dying from the kidney stone... 2 days! Moaning, pacing, rolling around on the bed, biting a pillow. The closest pain a man can get to childbirth, I assure you.

My doctor gave me a pain medication called Vicoprofen. It's Vicodin and Ibuprofen put together in one magical pill. It works wonders. I'm floating on a cloud right now. :) I can still feel a little pressure, but my eyes are heavy. I'm at work so I'm trying to get as much work as I possibly can get done but my boss is sympathetic because we've talked about these and I think I might've scared him a little. Say to a bunch of guys, "Yeah, a rock is coming out of my penis," and you'll see'em grab for their crotches and nod their heads, "It's cool man, take as much time as you need."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kidney Stone

One of the unfortunate side effects of the medication called Topamax is frequent kidney stones. If you've ever experienced one you'd know it's one of the worst sort of pain of could imagine. It's like a knife stabbing you very slowly in the abdomen. It lasts for about 3-4 hours and even though I have pain medication the pressure is still unbearable. I'm keeled over.