Monday, May 22, 2017

Pat Has Arrived and the Kidney Stones are Gone (I hope)

Me, ready to go this morning for my kidney stone procedure

Long day folks!  Pat arrived yesterday afternoon. We went out last evening in Rehoboth and enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at Modern Mixture.

Up early this morning for my kidney stone blasting procedure. This was an all day affair folks.  Just got home about an hour ago.  Sore but hopefully those darn kidney stones are in thousands of sand like particles now.  I'm straining my pee but I haven't seen anything but blood clots but I'm sure (I hope) that those kidney stone that were ready to drop and GONE.

Of course it had to rain all day.  Torrential rains at times.  But we (Pat) persevered and got me to Dover in time for my procedure.  He took the lovely photo above of me with my hair net (that they wouldn't let me keep) and my eye bag luggage in full display. I hope I didn't scare too many people off today seeing me in my natural state.  My partial teeth were out too.  

Going out under anesthetic and coming too was fun (as it is always) I am having a rather uncomfortable after effect.  My throat is sore as hell, like someone put a toilet plunger down it.  I called and asked if they put something down my throat and the nurse said they did to keep my airways open.  Funny thing, I always sleep with my mouth wide open, like the Grand Canyon.  

Now my left side is sore.  I have a prescription for painkillers (Percocet) but I haven't taken them yet.  My left side is sore but not unbearable.  I'll hold off as long as I can.  

Now to recover and enjoy Pat's visit for the rest of the week here in Delaware.  We leave Friday for Philadelphia for another five day stay at my friend Don McK's co-op in center city.  Hope the rain stops.  Pat's last two visits to Philly, it rained almost every day  

Folks, I sincerely hope I'm done with medical procedures . . . for a while anyway.  Now to enjoy life with whatever time I have left.  

And thank you Don W. for filling in for me tonight at work.  I am so thankful for my friends like Don and Pat and Bill who help me get through life. I told Don about my kidney stone passages and he said he once passed a kidney stone.  He summed up the experience exactly right by saying "Just kill me".  That's the way I felt folks during my five (I think, I'm losing count) passing of kidney stones.  

Later folks, I'll try and keep up with my blogging posts while Pat is here.


Harry Hamid said...

Ugh. Glad you got through the procedure and hopefully have the worst of everything behind you.

Bea said...

Enjoy your visit with Pat & may you be free of kidney stones!

WARPed said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Ron!

You and Pat have a great vacation, too.



Ron said...

I finally started to pass those shattered kidney stones last night. Wow, I can't imagine all those pieces as one whole trying to pass through my system. Thanks for your good wishes.

Ron said...

My shattered kidney stones finally started to pass last night. Now to enjoy a few days of vacation with my good friend Pat.

Ron said...

Me too Harry!

Jon said...

I'm so glad that you got those pesky kidney stones blasted. Hopefully this will prevent future attacks and ongoing agony. Take it easy and enjoy your vacation time with Pat.
I've been behind with reading blogs lately. Sorry for the delay.

Ur-spo said...

good news!

Ron said...

Dr. Spo,
Tell me about it!

Ron said...

My apologies to you! I'm so far behind on reading and posting blogs. Trying to catch up now. I hope this is the last of my kidney stones. I was peeing blood for a week in Philly. Don't need that.

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