Two weeks ago today, I was at the mall and found myself in a position where I felt I needed to go to the hospital. Pain in my lower abdomen and left side, among other things. Get to the ER, barely able to move, and long story short: kidney stones.
Been in pain for two weeks, the last week not having much pain medication at all. It's been a trial, one stone in each kidney. Being seventeen, I can only blame genetics until I pass them and have them analyzed. Regardless of results, I will be making a lifestyle change by getting out more, at least to work out. Stones can crop up due to inactivity and seeing as I have no life and spend almost all of my time at home (believe me, the job search has been fruitless), I think volunteer work and using my dad's gym membership (he can bring someone for free), alongside eating better, will be beneficial.
At this moment in time, my lower abdomen is on fire and all I can do is sit around waiting for my new pain meds to kick in. I hate taking them because they make my head foggy, but I don't have much choice unless I want to suffer pain that's been described as "the closest a person can come to labor pain [without being in labor]". Because of the fogginess, I can't properly submit Cedrocchiello, who I finished last night, because I have to type up a big thing explaining all the bits and pieces of her outfit and her name.
Other than that, life has been okay. Halloween is coming up and I already have my costume together. I wanted to try my hand at barnbrack (a traditional Halloween cake stuffed with fruit), but I can't have any dried fruit because of the horrible, demonic oxalates. Oxalates (namely calcium oxalate) are found in various plants and such. They make up most kidney stones and I'm on a dietary regiment that excludes foods with high oxalates, namely chocolate, tea, and peanut butter. Need to watch my sodium intake too, so little to no soda. Gotta love genetics. Thanks, Dad.
I did get Super Smash Bros. Gimme your friend codes and we'll duke it out. I'm getting good... sort of.