I've been in the hospital. I'll give a brief note, but spare you the many details. About ten days ago I woke up at 5 a.m. with excruciating pain and finally went to the ER at 9. I've had a large (1/2 inch kidney stone!) I was admitted to the hospital that day and the next day they put stints in to help the pain until I could have the stone "zapped." During that procedure there were complications and I ended up in ICU for four days. I had to stay a few more days after that and then the ESWL "zapping machine" arrived at our hospital. (I was in seven days in all.) Yesterday I went back to have the "zapping" (*ESWL see below) and the doctor thinks he got it all. I have to go back this coming Monday for an ex-ray and to have the stints removed. This has truly been a nightmare and I wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy!!
(For those who want more details:)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones. In ESWL, shock waves that are created outside the body travel through the skin and body tissues until they hit the denser stones. The stones break down into small particles.
Thanks to my friends!
The other side of the basket of flowers, aren't they lovely, and cheerful!
I probably won't be as active with blogging for a few more days, but I do hope to reply to all your sweet comments soon! (I'll also share more pretty flowers I received!)