Wednesday, 18 April 2007


Well, that title has to get you wondering, especially if you know me. But I just wanted to Thank God for Morphine.

About a month ago, I had a kidney stone. 3 days of intermittent agony (or so I thought). Each day, for two or three hours, I would have an ache that transformed into some serious pain. The worst pain I'd ever felt. I toughed it out, it went away, and I made some lifestyle changes.

Sunday, I had a similar experience with my left kidney. Two to three hours of pain, that then went away. I thought I got lucky. Murphy was just toying with me. Tonight, I had to go to hospital for real pain. I've never vomited due to pain before. The admitting nurse jumped me in the queue because I was white as a sheet.

When the morphine finally kicked in, I knew what Heaven will be. It will be that true knowledge of the joy of the absence of pain.

Thank God for Morphine.


Anathema Heterodox said...

Sorry to hear about your kidney stone woes. I wish I could empathize, but I have never had kidney stones.

I think to ease the kidney stones pain, you should read my blog post about coffee......espresso to be precise.


Anathema Heterodox said...

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JP said...

Well, good news is very, very few people die of kidney stones these days.

Bad news is, almost every one of them wishes he did.

Always there for you, man. ;))