This was my view in the radiology place where I went to get my kidney x-rayed. It was just as I thought it would be. I went to the urologist first and described what was going on. He said, "That is the textbook definition of how a kidney stone moves." I did not, however, have any blood in my urine so that is good. Also, it has not bothered me today.
But he sent me to get the x-rays and the whole thing was done in less than an hour, from doc to snaps.
I did something in the doctor's office today that I'd never done before. When the nurse said, "Here. Step up on this scale so I can get your weight," I said, "Oh, must we?" sort of trying to be funny but she surprised me by saying, "No. You don't have to."
And I didn't. And then, when we went into the exam room, I asked if I could pass on the blood pressure situation too. "Sure!" she said.
Well I'll be damned.
Who knew patients have the right to refuse such things? Of course I knew that but I suppose I've always wanted to be the most compliant patient I can be in order to...what? Be liked?
If I was going in for a physical, I would both weigh and allow them to get my BP but in appointment to just speak with the doctor, why should I?
I really like that urologist's office. They got me the order to get the x-rays in less than ten minutes which meant that I could go directly to the radiology place and they, too, are fast and efficient. I don't think I waited there for fifteen minutes.
I guess I'll be hearing about the results of my x-rays at some point in the near future. And a plan can be made according to circumstances. Until then, one day at a time.
So after the huge relief of getting that all done, I went and bought myself a latte and a bagel and sat outside and enjoyed the peace and quiet and coolness of the morning before I came home.
Hank and Rachel are in Miami! They've flown down there for the wedding of Rachel's long-time best friend. It's been quite a while since those two have had any sort of break, much less a vacation, and so this is wonderful.
She did ask for some scritches before she settled down to lay on the mustard greens.
She'd moved by then into a better patch of sun and had rolled around in the fallen leaves.