I’m not having a good time health-wise this week.
Monday I went down to Dallas, where a urologist informed me that I’ll have to have another ureteroscopy to remove a big kidney stone that’s been bugging me for some time – it won’t pass on its own, as smaller ones have done. I’m in the process of getting a CAT scan and other preliminary steps. I’ve had a ureteroscopy before . . . very painful, very uncomfortable, and necessitating wearing an adult diaper for five days until the damn thing comes out. Not looking forward to that at all.
To add insult to injury, yesterday I began to get a sore throat. I went to the doc this morning, to be informed that it’s not flu or strep throat (both of which are going around here at present), but it’s “definitely something”! I’ve been put on precautionary medications to keep it under control until the surgery is over. If it blows up before then, I’ll have to postpone the ureteroscopy – apparently operating room teams don’t like patients infecting all of them, and the operating room to boot.
For even more fun, Miss D. had a series of allergy tests this morning, involving scratching her skin, rubbing in various contaminants, and seeing which ones made her swell up like a balloon. She’s not a happy camper, either.
Anyone like to take our places for a few weeks, until all this is over?