Friday, December 5, 2008

No lithotripsy afterall

What a mess. We *did* make it to Jonesboro for my appointment with Cauli yesterday, but we might as well have stayed home. It was strictly a check-up to see how I was coming along, and no changes were made at all; we're keeping the status quo until after the back surgery.

Yes, the back surgery. What about it? After the lithotripsy right? Well, I had to cancel it for today. I am a horrible mess. When I told Cauli about the episode with my feet and legs from night before last, he said "Get that surgery soon!" So, he is thinking a LOT of my pain and problems is coming from my back. Campbell, my back neurosurgeon, wanted me to get the stones taken care of prior to his surgery, but I am having an MG episode (not a full crisis) and have had to cancel today's procedure to blast the dime size stone in the left kidney. Things would have been more hopeful if I had not had to make the trip to Jonesboro yesterday. I slept all the way over there, felt too bad to stop at the mall for some socks for my new black shoes (Sandra, Cauli's nurse got on to me for being sockless) and a couple of other things seriously needed. Now, for ME to say I do not feel like stopping by the mall, or just going into Dillard's, that is a VERY good reason to suspect I am not feeling well at all. My throat hurt so we went by Sonic to get an ice cream of some sort. They didn't show the new banana shake we have here, but then I remembered their coffee drinks. Their latte is actually pretty good, and they have an iced latte, but I was not sure if I would like it or not. So, this is what I did, I got my usual hot one, but got the smaller iced one to try it out. It was good, but just not enough of it for the cost. There is another one that I cannot remember the name of it that I want to try the next time.

Okay, this is as much as I can do. I've been asleep, and just now woke. No way could I have tolerated the lith today. I'll sure let you know what all is going on whenever I know what's going one.

1 comment:

Jocelyn said...

Hi Ragdoll--It sounds as if you are really having a lot of problems with one affecting the other. I am sure surgery is not the thing you or the doctor wants at this time. I know leg pain but not like you. My feet tend to burn like they are on fire. It was so bad night before last that it woke me up and Jim had to rub them with lotion. My stuff comes from being diabetic. I wish I had paid attention to the doctors years ago.
My heart appointment with the specialist had to be postponed first by the doctor and then by me so I have another appointment in early January. Everything else checked out pretty good. My kidneys are functioning at a medium level. We will try to keep it there and prevent future problems.All of this food stuff is hard to handle with the Holidays.I just love all that bad for you food.
I hope you feel better soon. It is bad to have so many problems. I love you and pray that things will get better.
What is your opinion about the problems that Coleman is having now? I really hope God gives them a miracle. Those two boys are so close and caring of each other. I worry about Caden if Coleman does not make it. All we can do is pray and pray and pray some more. Just like we are doing for you. Love you. Jocelyn