Friday, July 31st, I started having pain in the left side of my back and front chest area just below breast. At first I thought that I had probably pulled a muscle, so stopped chores and relaxed with a heating pad. The pain seemed to ebb and flow for a while, but around 4 pm it started to be bad and stopped me from any more chores. Last night I had to get up and bring the heating pad to be, though it did not really help much, and took a pain pill at 3 a.m.
I went to the urgent care this morning because the pain persisted. The doctor examined me and then did lab tests on a urine sample (why are those containers so small?). Seems it showed a high white blood cell count because of infection and that I am passing a kidney stone! A kidney stone! A week ago I turned 63 and now have a kidney stone (hope only one!). I hope it passes through fast and I never go through this again. The doctor told me to strain my urine through a coffee filter so I will see the kidney stone and save it. Easier said then done! I think it will be easier to pee into a container and then strain it. Still working on that after the first 2 tries were not too successful. If I do not feel better by mid-week I may be sent for an ultrasound.
I have been given pain medication and an antibiotic. Wish me luck!