Monday, February 12, 2007

Where There's Smoke There's...Water?

Well, I’m disappointed to report that the Advil Mantra® did not work for me today. Although, in my defense, I usually use it for headaches, not organ failure.

Midmorning, I realized my lower back was aching, intensely. I tried to shrug it off, but it got increasingly worse. Out of nowhere, the pain, (or should I say organ failure), began to radiate down my legs. A sure sign of serious damage. I was limping around the office, panting like I’d just run a marathon. I started to think that my blood wasn’t being filtered and the toxins were causing dementia.

I was hyperventilating and thought an early lunch might calm me down. As I limped to the kitchen—I never loose my appetite, even in death—my tongue started to feel swollen. I thought I was going to choke on it. Then I realized, swollen tongue and back pain are mutually exclusive, one can’t cause the other.

Even I couldn’t buy that…


Michelle said...

I hear ya lol. I am always worried my kidneys or liver is affected whenever I feel a pain on my side. One time I did really have kidney stones and I begged them to do whatever they wanted to do just to make the pain go away.

Barbora said...

Wow, that sounds miserable! I hope you’re feeling better.

Lower back pain, difficulty walking and dementia sound more like pre-menstruation than organ failure to me. I will admit that the swollen tongue is puzzling.

I’ve never lost my appetite either – REGARDLESS!

I’ve worked myself up to the point of sleeplessness and even some vomiting…but have NEVER lost my appetite.

Again, I hope you feel better.

Leila V. said...

Kidney stones, huh? Now that sounds like something I could develop.

I guess the food supplies us with the energy for our overactive imaginations ;)