Friday, August 22, 2008


Today Meg and I went to the ER. Everyone's fine. Yesterday I was having occasional bad pains on my right flank. It hurt to drive and move at times. Last night in bed it seemed to get worse. I wasn't able to get up well at all and one point I couldn't find any comfortable position. Meg had to help me move. At 5AM we decided this had to get checked out and so we went to the ER. They determined that it must be some bad muscle strain (I don't remember any particularly bad lifting experience just before this.). I got some medicine and I'm home today taking it easy. Strange. Hope it gets better soon so I can finish the playroom.

Last night I searched some hand rolled pennies. 3,350 turned up thirteen Wheats and fourteen Canadians.

1940, 1942(3), 1947, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1956D, 1957(2), 1957D(2)

I also rounded up ten halves. In them was two 40% silver halves (1965, 1968D).

Found: 1 penny (at Burger King)


Man said...

Hope you feel better but could it be kidney stones? A friend had the same symptoms and it turned out to be stones.

James (UK) said...

What did you have at Burger King out of interest?

Sorry to hear you're sick... Do get it checked out if it carries on, as your symptoms reminded me of when I went down with pneumonia.

I'd left it and left it, getting worse and worse, until one night I collapsed in the bathroom whilst trying to have a tinkle (!) and couldn't get back up again!

Keep us posted.

I suppose the tiny, silver lining, is that you have time to search rolls if you are being forced to relax.

kestrelia said...

Thanks for the both of your concern, but looks like it was just muscle pain. I just never had any muscle pain that intense or muscle pain that seemed to get worse, so I was alarmed. They did check for kidney stones and asked about any food I ate (nothing at BK, just a drink there). I felt a bit dumb going to the ER for that, but better safe than sorry, I guess.

James (UK) said...

I tend to find it's the people who go to the ER once or twice a year and think they are "being dumb" or "wasting someone's time" are the people who really DO need to go, rather than the being the kind of people who go every week and are the ones that shout the loudest about needing help and really don't need to be there, if you see what I mean.

Glad to hear things aren't as bad as you thought.