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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Oy vey, and Hurray! (posted by Lani)

Poor Don. I feel for him, honestly I do, and I'm glad that they were able to schedule him for surgery so quickly (although I'm sure it's not soon enough for him) and I sincerely hope that he makes a very quick recovery. Hernias, from all that I hear, are NOT fun. Hopefully he's got some of the Good Stuff to take until Friday; if we were closer I'd share, because I have a metric buttload of pain medication right now ;)

As for me, sit down while I tell you a funny story. I went to the urologist this morning, still in a LOT of pain; I'd had to not take vicodin this morning so that I could drive without running up onto too many sidewalks and such. I got there, went in, she came in, we talked. I told her this wasn't OUR kidney stone, it was MY kidney stone, and I didn't want it anymore and would she please take it out, I don't care how, don't bother me with technicalities, just get rid of it. She made soothing noises at the crazy woman and when I wound down, she told me they'd schedule me for surgery ASAP, don't worry, we'll take care of you, we've given it a chance to pass on its own, let's get it out. But they forgot to get a urine sample when you came in this morning, let me get the nurse busy on scheduling and you go give me a specimen.

So -- I did. I gave her a specimen, and a kidney stone. Yup, passed it right there in the doctor's office. And it was big, and it was nasty-spiky-jagged looking, no wonder I hurt. So, hallelujah is all I can think of to say. I'm still hurting, which she says is normal; in her words, "your innards are one big bruise right now." There are no more stones in my kidneys though, this bad actor was the only one, so once the innard-bruising heals up (she says a couple of days of serious soreness and then it'll taper off) I'll be ME again. Let me just say hallelujah again.


At 9:15 AM, Blogger Ann said...

Hooray! Now maybe Don's story will have a happy ending, too. Right now they are giving us the run around on scheduling for Friday. After all the conversation yesterday, they just "aren't sure". Hunh.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Deneen said...

Oh, thank goodness! You'll feel better in no time, I swear. Pretty weird passing in right there......

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Lani said...

It was REALLY weird, Deneen. Maybe the stone was as scared of the whole ESWL thing as I was, eh? Actually she had told me earlier that the pain means the stone is moving, and I'd been in horrible pain for 2 straight days so -- whatever - it's over, and I'm glad (and even more glad that there are no more stones waiting in the wings). Hallelujah.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

What did you end up doing with the stone? Gross question, I know...just curious.

I hope you start feeling better soon. How long did that take, about a month? I bet now you feel like you can get on with your life. Thanks for the update. :)

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Lani said...

LOL, Wendy -- it's not gross, or not to me. They tell you to save the stone so they can run labs on it and see what type of stone it is, which determines what you need to do to prevent another one. So the doctor kept it. And yes ... this was 4 weeks that this had been going on. I was REALLY ready for it to be over.

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Pink said...

Yay..that is good news!


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