|Urology Associates of Delaware - their steady "customer" - me|
Just got back from my urologist. I still have my kidney stone.
He said that my kidney stone is "right on the border" for laser removal because of its size which is .6 millimeters. He said if it was .8 millimeters or higher he would send me down to Beebe Hospital immediately for laser removal surgery. He said if the size of my kidney stone was .2 millimeters we would just wait until it passed of its own accord. But because I am "right on the border" of the size, he wants to give it another five days. Then if it hasn't moved, he will perform laser surgery to blast the kidney stone. In the meantime he has scheduled an EKG just in case I have to have surgery. My cardiologist's office will contact me.
|Me filling out the forms at my urologist's office|
My doctor also told me that if I experience any extreme pain again to call him immediately which I will. God, I hope I don't have to go through that again. I was experiencing that again this morning until I took my pain killer pills. They took about a half an hour to kick in but they were effective. I spent most of today lying in bed, only getting up for a light lunch.
Bill and I are going out for dinner at the Bay Leaf Restaurant about an hour from now. A few months ago we began going out on Monday nights to the Bay Leaf which is right up the road in Milton. It's not a crowded restaurant nor is it noisy. Of course now I will have to look for a vegetarian entree now that my new BF from Canada (Pat) has introduced me to a healthier way of life.
|Carrot curry soup at Nectar in Lewes, DE|
I called work and told them of my situation that I might have a kidney stone attack while at work. My boss told me that my co-worker has offered to take my shift tomorrow night. That is a relief. I would hate to have a kidney stone attack while on the phone making a reservation or running upstairs to deliver fresh towels to a room that was shortchanged by housekeeping.
|Me waiting for my doctor in my "room"|
I'm feeling a bit guilty for writing so much about my health situation but this is what is going on in my life now. Poor Bill, it is wearing on him as well as someone else, whose name I won't mention (he knows who he is). I promise, I'll be back to the Old Ron soon enough. I do so appreciate everyone's concern. It means a lot to me.
|Poor Bill, one of the people I'm putting through the wringer with my current health problems|