Thursday, February 07, 2013
It's been a long couple weeks around here. More than 2 weeks ago, another kidney stone struck, that turned into a kidney infection and resulted in lots and lots of pain, high fevers, puking, feeling terrible and lots of time in bed watching Netflix Instant Stream. (Oh! And missed work. Way too much missed work.) It hasn't been fun - for anyone.
Lydia wrote the note after a meltdown I may have had while Bo was out of town for work and I felt like I was being kidney-punched and slightly delirious.
I am feeling better, but still not well. Lydia said, as she came with me to run an errand a couple days ago, "I'm really glad you're not doing that groaning anymore. It really annoyed me." Yes, my daughter is nothing if not honest. I assured her that my groaning annoyed me too.
I'm off to see a brand new urologist tomorrow, in hopes that he can help more than the one I've been seeing the last 2 1/2 years. In addition to the strain on my family caring for me, I've lost a ton of work, and I'm now nervous to accept any travel in case a stone strikes while I'm far from home. I have no warning -- just POOF! I'm in excruciating pain.
And that's just a tiny look into all that is going on right now -- the other stories aren't mine to share -- but they are mine to live. I need to get healthy again so that I can deal with the rest of the storms brewing.