Whew . . that was a rough ride. I truly have two speeds . . full speed ahead and one foot in the grave and I think I’d had one foot in the grave for about a week. On Sunday, I had to call the doctor twice and I had not called him at all before Sunday, so he wanted me to come in to the office yesterday morning. Poor guy . . he’s the only urologist in this area and apparently our sweltering summers are real good for creating kidney stones. He’s been one busy guy.
I was feeling so bad that Vince didn’t even think I should drive myself to the doctor so he took off and drove me there. We got there and I immediately fell asleep in the chair! Good thing because we had to wait almost two hours for the doctor. Yep, emergency kidney stone surgeries.
He said my pain was caused from bladder spasm from the stent so he went ahead and removed the stent. There was no infection . . everything was fine. Almost the minute he took the stent out, I was good. By the time we left the doctor’s office, we had been there over three hours. Vince was ready to scream but he understood . . one urologist . . lots of kidney stones. I’m sure someone was waiting longer last week because of my surgery.
I told Vince . . I want to eat! I’m starving. I had hardly eaten anything for about 4 days . . ice cream, yogurt, watermelon. We ran out of homemade yogurt, then we ran out of watermelon and I was kinda getting tired of ice cream. I can’t believe I said that! During the week since surgery, I lost all the weight I had gained back since we went off our diets.
I asked the doctor . . do I have any restrictions? He said no . . do everything you feel like doing. I said “Can I work in the garden?” I think he thinks I’m nuts but he said “If you want to!”
I came home, stewed tomatoes and canned them, pulled weeds in the garden, cooked dinner and cleaned the toilets! Yep, my energy level is back!
Thank you all for your prayers and your notes and your offers of help. I go back the middle of August so we can decide what to do about the left side. I do not want to do the same thing we did this time but . . I may not have a lot of options.