Thursday, September 11, 2014

Getting Some Work Done

I know I've been pretty much MIA this week, but I've had other things on my mind.  I've been having flank pain for over a year.  At first I thought I had just strained my back, but it just wasn't getting better, in fact it was getting worse.  I finally talked to my NP about it when I went in for my yearly physical.  She ordered some labs and a CT and they found out I have a big, kidney stone lodged in my right kidney.  So, after a consult with a specialist, it's been decided to try to blow that baby up.  And today is the day.  I'm going to have lithotripsy, which is a pretty non-invasive procedure.  No incision even.  And if it all passes fine, I can go back to work this weekend, but I do have to be put under to have it done.

So, it's kind of nerve racking, but I really hope it works.  (It has an about 75% success rate.)   I'm having it done at the hospital I work at, so it's going to be weird to be on the others side of things and have the girls I work with be my nurses but I'm really, really looking forward to no more flank pain.

So, if you're the praying type, say a little prayer for me.  And I'll see you all when I wake up...

2 comments:

  1. I hope it all goes well and that kidney stone just passes through. Love the bartender joke!

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