The pain isn't constant. It's on an off. It usually starts around my right kidney, then down my side to my pelvis area. Sometimes its the left. It's really painful and hard to move or speak. I had problems with my right kidney about 8 months ago. I had a uti that turned into kidney infection then failure. It's been sore on and off since. My parents who live out of town told me I should go to the hospital if it gets too bad but I can't afford to. We live alone on 1 minimum wage check. Any suggestions?