I had severe back pain again last night, the kind that wakes you up at 3 AM. It was accompanied by nausea, although I did not vomit. I got out of bed, took 1.5 hydrocodone tabs, and tried another Lomotil. The pain eventually went away but I didn't sleep too well.
I just did a little research on kidney stones and found the following articles:
PubMed Health on kidney stones
Medline Plus on self care
NIDDK's What I need to know about Kidney Stones
There are four kinds of kidney stones. Uric acid - what Dr G suspects - is one kind. Clearly we have to determine which kind I have.
I am trying to drink more water. Some sources say 6-8 glasses a day. One said 12! I have a call in to my primary care doc, in case she wants to order particular tests on Monday. I wish I'd thought of that yesterday -- she's not in on Fridays. Her nurse is supposed to call back.
Yet another thing to add to my dance with cancer...