Dec 31

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Happy New Year!

After stewing in the bath a while, I went to the hospital.  I was in such distress I didn’t have to wait too long.  I was up against the girl hobbling on her “broken foot” and a few other seemingly minor issues; really, if you’re hobbling on it and BARELY LIMPING?  It’s not broken.  I was given pain meds, fluids and sent home.  Not surprisingly, a few hours later I was back.  This time they whisked me right in.  This was Christmas morning, I should be opening presents, not barfing and feeling like death would be sweet.  It’s my own special hell, people.

This time they did a CT Scan and found not one, not two, but THREE kidney stones obstructing my ureter.  When you have one “good” kidney that news is not so much good.  My doctor is a wonderful man who I am lucky to have in my life.  I’m one of the few patients (two to be exact) who has his cell phone.  I fired off a text to let him know what was going on and damned if he didn’t call me right back.  They wanted to admit me (despite my protests) and since I was so sick I had no argument AND my doctor agreed.

I won’t give you all the details, but I was one sick puppy.  My creatinine level got to 3+ which is bad, but not dialysis bad.  I was on pain meds every 3 hours on the dot, I couldn’t keep anything down.  My doctor squeezed me in on Tuesday morning.

During my stay I was able to pass at least 2 of the stones.  I told the nurse and he gave me that “sure ya did kid” smirk and nod.  No, really, I did, you can check.

“How do you know?”
“I felt it…and I see it.”
“You don’t usually feel or see stones.”
“Buddy, just look.”
“OH, wow….yeah.”

This stone was around 6mm…6mm is approximately a quarter of an inch.  This is not small…not considering where it is coming from.  Just sayin’.

With the way 2011 is going out, I can only hope 2012 will come in better!

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone.  Please be safe and have fun.

– cimblog(tm)

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1 comment

  1. Elisa Black

    Foolish nurse. Do not question the Cim when it comes to stones. No one knows when the stones are rollin’ like Cim knows when the stones are rollin.’

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