Kidney stones + the flu = A 3 day hospital stay

I am friends with a couple of you on facebook, but for those that don't know, I came down with flu like symptoms a week ago Wednesday--sudden onset of fever, chills, achiness, headache, etc. I stayed home from work on Thursday and Friday and spent most of those days on the couch resting. On Sunday night, I still wasn't feeling all that well. Just as the Patriots intercepted the ball at the end of the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl, I doubled over in pain feeling as if someone was taking an on fire knife to my back and side. Bill took me to the ER where I was diagnosed with not only kidney stones but with a confirmed case of influenza B as well (they did the flu swab on me)! Talk about a double whammy!! I spent the next 3 days at our local hospital, where I finally had surgery to break up the kidney stone on Wednesday. I was able to come home last night. I am still in some pain, and am uncomfortable .I have been told that because of the stones and the flu that I won't be back to normal feeling probably for about a month. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has sent a prayer my way. Now it is off to rest.....

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  1. get better soon, that is indeed a double whammy......rest and take things easy.

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  2. Awwwww glad you're home, that'll certainly help in your recovery. Take it easy (hope Bill is feeling better too since he'll be carrying the load!) Sure hope it takes less than a month!!

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  3. Oh wow! how horrible! i've experienced both kidney stones as well as the flu-alone they are bad enough! Be well, Rachel!

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  4. Oh my goodness! A month?!?! You poor poor thing. Prayers your way for sure! I hope your people are able to help you rest. So so sorry you are dealing with this.

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  5. I am so sorry you went through that! I hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Oh my word Sweetie I have been so thoughtless not checking in. Can I do anything? Kidney stones are so awful. Send me your address!

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  7. If you are feeling a little bit ill, then perhaps your flu-like symptoms could result in a long hospital stay. In that case, it is very important that you are covered by insurance. Imagine not having the means to cover a major hospital bill, and the detrimental side effects to your well-being and state of mind when that would happen.

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