Oct 31, 2007

Possible Blog Hiatus

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I am going in for surgery Wednesday to remove a kidney stone stuck in my ureter, so I might not be in the blogging frame of mind for a short spell.

The stone in question has been estimated by the radiologist to be quite massive, measuring some 11mm x 4mm x 5mm. The urologist will be using a variety of techniques to remove said obstruction, but the good news is that I will be under general anaesthesia during the ordeal. And, better still - we have long since met our annual HMO deductibles, so I will not be forced to succumb to a cash advance or hang out at the plasma center to pay for all of this.

I am sure the blogosphere will survive without me, though I strive to update this site at least twice a day. Maybe they will give me a digital copy of my CT scan - or some creepy photos during the cystoscopy - for a future blog post.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get better, Mike - I'll pray for you.

Roo said...

Wow, Mike! Bummer!

Hope you feel better soon. Kidney stones are no fun - and neither is the surgery. I'll be thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

microdot said...

You sounded as if you were miserable from the stone. I had a pretty young friend, in his late 20's just go through the same thing and he was in agony and had some pretty bizarre additional symptoms.
A year later, and with medication to prevent a reoccurence, he's back to long distance biking.
Good luck, if you do post pics, beware of the photoshops demons that lurk inside my skull!~

Billy Pilgrim said...

From all your friends at the National Nitwit, Codependent Collegian, and Toledo Tales, here's wishing you a safe surgery and swift recovery.

And know that I'll pray for you at some point, Mike, but I'm running late for an APA (Asian Porn Addicts) Annonymous meeting right now, and am also under deadline. No rest for the weary...

Hooda Thunkit said...

Mike,

I'll say a prayer fir you too, asking that everything comes out alright and that you get past this quickly (puns intended) ;-)

Seriously, are you going to have "the rock" mounted?

The Screaming Nutcase said...

Good luck and get well!

Lisa Renee said...

Miguel had one that was quite large about two years ago, he passed it out to the surprise of the doctor. From a measurement stand point I don't know mm but it was larger than a pencil eraser.

I know the pain the stone caused him was pretty bad so I hope you feel better quickly. Once he passed his, (he was scheduled for the blaster technique thingy but it evidently decided to come out on it's own) he felt pretty good.

:-)

JQ said...

Best of luck to you.

mud_rake said...

May the force be with you, Mike!

historymike said...

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. I feel like crap today, but that is because I did not have the foresight to request a day off from teaching.

Thus, I could not take a Percocet vacation until five minutes ago. In another hour I should feel better.

Robin said...

Hope you are feeling better, soon!