July 13, 2006
A New Problem
Before the serious, a humorous event. The last writing I talked about routine. This weeks treatment had the tables turned on me. I always bring a carry bag, mainly for my cd player and the little blanket the clinic gave me. I had it packed and walked off and forgot it. I was asked three times where my bag was. Everyone noticed I had broken my routine. The new nurse practioner, named Cindi, was more friendly. Maybe someone said something to her. Anyway, when asked about pain, etc. that they always ask, I again mentioned by "back" pain which no one pays any attention to. But, I told her I've come to realize it's not my back but down in the kidney area. She looked at my two inch thick folder and said I had a kidney stone. Wonderful. It seems this has been on the CT Scan report since day one. It is called an 8mm nonobstructing calculus in the lower pole of the left kidney. She called the doctor and told him I was having 24 hour pain and ordered an urtrasound to be done Monday. Also, got a prescription for some pain pills that do help if I take them. I had copies of all the radiology reports made. The kidney calculus started as a 6mm but they keep saying it's stable. The ultrasound, as I understand it, is to see if there is any danger of it moving. Seems that would have happened in a years time. I'd say the doctor is reacting to something he should have paid some attention to long ago since he never once mentioned it. Beginning to wonder about him. I would like to chart all these "spots" for comparison, but the language is difficult. I've never read something with so many words I couldn't even begin to pronounce. You think you're "educated"? Not after you read these reports. Should be intersting at my next doctor consultation, an ultrasound and a Cat Scan in the next two weeks. Be sure to tune into the next installment of "what does this mean?" Until then, good health to all of you.