Monday, September 21, 2015
Off to the hospital
Blogging will be light until this evening. I'm on my way to the hospital for an in-patient procedure.
Readers will recall my adventures with kidney stones a couple of months ago. Well, it turns out that a large fragment had remained behind, and was recently jolted loose from its place of concealment. It's been cutting on me internally ever since, to my great discomfort. (Yesterday it looked like I was peeing more blood than urine - NOT good!) So, later today the nice urologist will feed a tube up my anesthetized whatsit until he can see what's going on in there. He'll then zap the offending stone with a laser and try to extract the bits and pieces.
Hopefully I'll be home by tonight, and hopefully I won't be peeing dark red any more. That's distinctly unsettling . . . Say a prayer for me today, if you'd be so kind, and for the doctor and operating room staff - and for my wife, that she doesn't kill me until I become less of a grumpy old fart over this! (Truly, she's been a wonderful helpmate. I don't think I could have handled this nearly as well without her.)