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.