Tuesday, March 10, 2015

STONES

There are all kinds of stones in this world. Flat stones, round stones, long stones, short stones. Stones for building. There is also flag stone, sand stone, paving stone. We also have gem stones in all shapes and sizes. There are all kinds of stones, all around us. 

Our bodies can even have stones. Like gall stones and kidney stones. And that's what I've got going on right now. I've been trying to pass some kidney stones since February. That is why I have not done much blogging of late. This is not the first time I have had kidney stones. The last time was about 10 years ago. Lots of pain, and three trips to the hospital, before I raised hell, and told them to get me a room.

This time, I thought that I had seen blood in my urine back in February. I was not sure, and didn't have any pain at the time. A week or two later, after shoveling snow, I had a little twinge of pain, kind of like when you slightly pull a muscle in your back. No big deal, took some Advil, pain gone. Had the same little nagging pain for a week or two.

Then got up one morning, went into the bathroom, and there was definitely blood in my urine. But by the end of the day I could not see any blood, but we made an appointment with the doctor. Four days later, at the doctor's office, I had a urine test and there was blood in my urine, even though i couldn't always see any. I told the doctor about the little twinges of pain that I kept having in my lower back. The doctor set up a appointment for me to go and have a CT scan done.

After the CT scan, we went home. The next day, the doctor called and said to set and appointment with the urologist, because I had several small kidney stones and a good sized one, also. I called and tried to get in to the urologist within a day or two. No go. They can't see me until March.So, now I have to wait until the 17th March to see the urologist. Thankfully, I have only had one really bad night with pain, and the pain pills the doctor gave me not only knocked out the pain, but knocked me out also. 

The very first time I had kidney stones, the pain was so bad that I passed out. I was taken to the hospital, where I stayed for about a week without passing a stone. They ended up taking me to surgery, knocking me out, sticking this thing up inside me, and crushing the stones so I could pass all the pieces out. Folks, I'm here to tell you. . . I would not wish this kind of pain on anybody. Not even my worse enemy. I believe this is as close as a guy can get to the pain a woman goes through to give birth.

It seems I have these about every 10 years or so. This is my third time. Sorry if I grossed anybody out.

Maybe this time I'll see if I can keep these stones. Maybe post a picture or two. Maybe a little craft work, and make them into earrings or something.

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