Big Budah’s blog: My toughest week since losing weight

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I have to say that this is the toughest week I have ever had to face since losing weight. I almost feel like it is one health test after another. I felt sudden pain in my lower back and abdomen that can only be described as what I would imagine a knife being thrust into my side would feel like.

What freaked me out even more was that there was blood present in my urine. A sample was sent off to a lab and I had a CT Scan that confirmed that I had kidney stones. Sunday night, I thought I was going to die from the pain I was experiencing.

I pushed through the pain and worked on Monday at Ute Crossfit and Tuesday at East Canyon State Park, and I even coached a basketball game through the pain. Tuesday night I had an attack that immobilized me, and I had to call in Wednesday.

I passed one stone and am waiting to pass the second. The doctor laughed when I asked for an epidural, ha ha ha.

Needless to say, I haven’t been able to get to the gym but I haven’t gained any weight either–so all is good. I am jonesin to get back and work out. Thank you for all the support!

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  • bob

    Hang in there! Kidney stones are a side-effect of being an adult, more than anything. “This, too, shall pass.”

    Jason Alexander, who played George Kostanza on Seinfeld, told a story about his first kidney stone that was howlingly funny…..until I had one myself. Then it wasn’t so funny anymore.

    I’m pushing 50 now, and stuff just…..falls apart. Your warranty expires and it’s all downhill.

  • Lisa

    Ah boo. :( Passing a kidney stone was probably one of the most painful things I have experienced. I’d rather have a baby again, have a gastric bypass again, have the excess skin removed again, pretty much anything as long as it isn’t passing a kidney stone. Hang in there!

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