Last Saturday I woke up at 6 AM in the morning with the worst pain of my life in my left kidney, and this terrible pressure sensation in my bladder. I couldn’t even stand with the waves of pain, and was shaking and moaning. I thought I would need to go to the hospital and woke up my wife, and sent an email to my workers in case I wouldn’t be back for a while.
My wife gave me a bunch of medicine and acupuncture and about 5 hours later I was feeling good enough to walk again, although tired. I ultimately didn’t go to the hospital because the costs would basically close down development of my game.
My guess from reading around on Google is that it was a kidney and bladder infection caused by not drinking enough water. In truth I had been barely eating or sleeping the last 3 months since all my time was spent focused on working. I had some antibiotics so am taking those along with some Chinese medicine.
My kidney is still sensitive to the touch but doesn’t hurt continually anymore. I get too tired to keep working after about 8 hours so take it easy the rest of the day. Each day I feel better, especially in the mornings.
I don’t think this will delay the game too much, since most of the delay is waiting for the artists anyway. It just means a little less polish.