Still waiting for the 100% diagnosis of this excruciating lower back pain but it appears I have kidney stones. Thus far, not a fan.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

26 thoughts on “Ouch”

  1. Kreg Steppe says:

    Sorry to hear that Dave! At least they didn’t get you while in Vegas.

  2. Vivid Muse says:

    Ugh. Healing vibes, they are yours.

  3. Dave Slusher says:

    That would have been unbelievably miserable. The lost voice was bad enough, trying to deal with this and get through training and labs would have been impossible.

  4. Kreg Steppe says:

    My brother had to deal with that while he was working out of town. Terrible story.

  5. This too shall pass. Slowly. #Hugs

  6. Dave Slusher says:

    Vivid Muse Thank you dear. It is minor compared to what you deal with but that doesn’t keep me from whimpering like a scared puppy when the waves crest. Just got through a crusher, rolling around waiting for tramadol to kick in.

  7. Dave Slusher says:

    Kreg Steppe I’m trying not to think about how much of a bullet I ducked. After you said that, I almost had a retroactive panic attack.

  8. Neil Forker says:

    OUCH OUCH! You’re in my thoughts!

  9. Sheila Unwin says:

    Ick! My thoughts are with you!

  10. Rob Usdin says:

    Been there, if it is small and will pass, lotsa water can help. Feel better, man!

  11. Pamela L Gay says:

    At least it’s fixable? Most back pain isn’t :-/

  12. Dave Slusher says:

    Pamela L Gay A few days ago during the conference I had pulled a muscle in my back, squeezing between tight seats to help customers. I thought it was more of that and was rubbing on icy hot and trying to stretch it out. It kept getting worse until after 2 hours I went straight to the doctor. Blood in my sample plus elevated white count plus pain coming and going in waves suggested it was kidney stones and not the back causing the problem.

  13. Oh no. Sounds like no fun at all. Best wishes!

  14. Evo Terra says:

    That’s my fourth irrational fear.

  15. Ken Kennedy says:

    Ugh…so sorry to hear it, Dave. I’ve never had ’em, thank goodness, but I’ve known people who have, and they do not appear to be any fun at all.

  16. Vivid Muse says:

    Silly human, pain is pain is pain is pain and it sounds excruciating by all accounts. Now, you’ll take my healing vibes and you’ll like it! I just hope they have it wrangled now and you are feeling better <3

  17. Dave Slusher says:

    Vivid Muse Yes ma’am. Thank you!

  18. Ouch sorry, feel better soon!

  19. Robert Smith says:

    How are everybody doing

  20. Look, been there several times, definitely not fun. Follow directions, drink fluids, and enjoy the painkillers.

  21. Sigh… ‘oooo’, not ‘look’

  22. Chris Yale says:

    Prayers for a speedy recovery. Sounds terrible. Hang in there, my friend.

  23. oh no! deep sympathies.

  24. Steve Holden says:

    Ouch! Get better soon.

  25. Hugh Hubble says:

    Properly treated pain can be greatly reduced and bladder filled and out it comes. Goodbye little guy.

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