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The doctor’s visit…

September 30, 2003 Leave a comment

The doctor called with the results of my tests. It seems that my platelets are still below normal but are higher than they were Saturday. I don’t think that is a big deal unless I cut my arm off or something like that. He said a couple of the numbers from my liver functions were kind of high and asked me to come back in about three weeks. He told me to keep drinking water and let him know when the big day comes…as if I were having a baby or something. I have been getting all kinds of advice from everyone. Most of it is kinda useless since I don’t drink beer!!!! Come on people…work with me. All of you who are just full of advice – Give me something that is helpful! :=)

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I Was Stoned…

September 29, 2003 Leave a comment

Just a little warning up front. This may get into “Too Much Information” for some people but I will tell it like it is. Read at your own caution.

 

So there I was on Saturday after lunch cleaning the lunch and breakfast dishes. Just minding my own business. Okay I got the urge to use the bathroom and stopped what I was doing as we all will. After I was finished tinkling I got this horrible pain in my right lower abdomen and lower back. Well, I thought “must be gas” so I did what one might do upon thinking he/she had gas. Trouble was…when I sat down that pain got even worse. Okay, all I could think about then was to do something else…anything else. So I went and laid on the bed. No….not working. By this time it was really bad. I could hardly walk. So I did the only thing I could do…call Rhonda and let her figure out what to do. Ultimately, I saved her a decision and proclaimed that I needed to go to the hospital. I thought my appendix must be enflamed or bursting or something. So we drove the 12 miles to the hospital and I had to sit and wait what seemed like an hour before they got me in. I was like – please – can we do this paperwork stuff later. So they take blood and bring me a container to pee in. I had just used the restroom (and in my mind that had started all of this) so why would I want to do this again? The nurse said “we can always go and get it.” Well, naturally, that is not what I had in mind either so I told her to give me a minute or two. She also hooked up this IV that was shooting saline. They gave me a pain killer through the IV and sent me to Xray.

 

The doctor came in and said that I had blood in my urine (told ya it might be too much info) and that my platelets were low. He said he didn’t see any stones in the xray that maybe I had passed it. He wanted me to see my regular doctor on Monday and gave me pain pills if it happened again. I went home and felt relatively okay the rest of the night. Then the next morning came. Yeeeeooowwwwwwwch! It started again. I was pretty much useless all day. We even drove to Terrell again although we didn’t actually go into the hospital this time. Seems that driving over there made it better somehow. We got home and it started up again. Of course, through all of this I am drinking a lot of water. I bet I have drunk three gallons in the past three days. That is a lot one gulp at a time.

 

So Monday morning I woke up and felt really pretty good. Throughout the morning I had two small twinges but nothing more than that. So I went to the doctor where he took more blood and another sample of my pee-pee (as Noah would say.) There was still blood in it and I will get the results from my other lab work tomorrow. But the doctor told me that he suspected that I had not passed it yet and if that was so, the worse was yet to come. Then an amusing? story about how one of his roommates passed out when he passed a kidney stone. Well, that makes me so look forward to that. So that is where I am. Wish I had a dime for every time I have heard, “When you pass it you will know it!” I will write further when I know something more or after I come to from passing out.

Categories: Family

20 The Countdown Magazine

September 16, 2003 Leave a comment

Looks like my involvement with 20 The Countdown Magazine is coming to an end. I have maintained the website for the show for about seven years. It is really a long story (and not really my story to tell) but it saddens me to think about how things worked out. I guess God has a purpose for this. I consider the producer to be a good friend. He is a godly man who inspired and encouraged me. I will miss our interaction.

Listening to: How Do I Love Her from the album “All About Love” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Categories: Music

Forgiveness

September 12, 2003 1 comment

Have you ever needed to forgive someone for something but had a hard time with it? Jesus tells us, as Christians, that we must forgive. After all, God forgave us. What kind of hypocrit are we then to not be willing to forgive others. I guess hope everyone can get through this messy situation without it pulling us down in the muck. Especially Dayna. Can you forgive someone but not like them very much?

Listening to: Beautiful from the album “Simple Things” by Amy Grant

Categories: Religion

Kung-Log client…

September 4, 2003 Comments off

This blog client is actually pretty cool. It has a feature to notify people when my blog has been updated. I might start using that. At least, I will be more sure that someone is actually reading what I am writing here.

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The Home of Christmas Dreams

September 3, 2003 Comments off

Well, I got a part in the Christmas thingy at church. I don’t have any lines (which is probably best since I really can’t act) but I do have a solo. I am playing the part of the baker. I don’t know anything else about it but will find out soon. I think this is going to be fun.

Categories: Religion