|Me a few minutes|
Good morning folks. I wish I had good news this morning but I don't. I haven't passed my kidney stone yet and I am getting concerned. Believe me, I wish I could write about another subject this morning but this situation has me concerned. This is the first time I haven't been able to pass a kidney stone (this is my fourth kidney stone attack) within hours of the excruciating pain phase.
I am not in pain however I am experiencing nausea of varying degrees. I suspect that is a result of the pain killers that I am taking with my prescription to relax my ureter tube so my kidney stone can pass.
A fellow blogger, David Jeffreys left a comment on my previous blog posting which I think applies to my situation now:
I do believe that I am operating on one kidney now because my ureter tube from the other kidney is blocked. I believe that because my urine flow isn't as strong as it usually is and the color of my urine, a too dark yellow, almost like the color of a marigold flower. Plus I don't have a steady urine stream. My apologies if I'm being too graphic but this is the only way I can explain my condition now. I'm not one for tiptoeing around the facts.
I will call my urologist tomorrow and try to arrange an immediate appointment whether or not I pass this kidney stone today. I'm already scheduled to see my urologist on September 9th as a followup to my brachytherapy surgery for my prostate cancer.
I'll be honest with you folks, this situation now has me concerned. I am a little distracted. There are some other subjects I would rather be writing about this morning than my current medical situation. There is so much I wanted to share with you about my visit last week with Pat from Toronto and the restaurants we visited. I rarely have the opportunity to dine out with a friend or friends or to do other activity like taking a ride on the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel (which I've been wanting to do for years) but last week was an exception. We, change that to me, even made a fool out of myself on the Rehoboth boardwalk because I had one too many Key Lime Pie martinis. As another good blogger friend (and you know who he is) says "Jolly good fun!"
So hopefully folks my next posting will be back to my usual fluff. Too much seriousness the past few days.