Much to my surprise, I’ve found myself in urgent care today. Back pain and cold symptoms that, it turns out, are actually kidney infection symptoms. 


As if the full-body aches and the kidney pain weren’t enough, they suggested an antibiotic shot that will kickstart the healing process. 

Sure, why not? I’ve had shots before. 

Um, no. 

Oh my fucking owe. You’d think the layer of fat in the butt would offset the pain, but it’s all a lie. I’ve never cried from a shot before yet here I lay, feeling like I’m back in labor again or something. I have to wait fifteen minutes before I leave so they can make sure I don’t have an allergic reaction – and it’s a damn good thing because I don’t think I can walk. 

The rest of this day is set to pan out beautifully. My head hurts too much to watch TV or read. But it also hurts too much to sleep. So I’m anticipating a lovely afternoon laying around in a pain-induced fog while I bark orders at my husband and kids. I’m sure they’re looking forward to it too. 

In fact, I can’t even be bothered trying to find a photo for this post. Get over it. 

I need some McDonalds. 

2 thoughts on “Ouch

  1. I’m so sorry you are feeling bad! By the time you get this, you should be on the mend! I am in my third week of wearing a boot on my right leg because of pain that couldn’t be pinpointed. Finally, a good doctor with a space-age xray machine found the real source of my problem A screw from a 10 year-old fracture is too long, and it has torn a tendon in my foot, thus the inescapable referred pain! The joy of it all is that I have to be in the boot for 3 more weeks and then the fun REALLY starts! Surgery to remove the pin and repair the tendon, off work for about 2 weeks, and 6 weeks after that in a cast. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun? I will be enjoying recreational pharmaceuticals soon myself!

    Do take care and drink your water!!!

    Sheli Keyes

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”—Maya Angelou

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    • Omg!! Wow, I’m already on the mend – I can’t imagine what you still have to go through! My husband sells orthopedic screws and nails – sounds like you got a bum deal. Hang in there, sounds like you need every season of Friends at your disposal!


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