I finally finished that motherfucker last night. I should not speak ill of it. It got me through some very, very dark nights. And I do not dislike the puzzle at all. So far, it has been my favorite to do. I loved putting together all of the little fairies and elves and critters. The tree in the middle was the hardest part, of course, but every piece finally went into its proper place.
Just in time, too, because we need that table tonight for our supper with two little boys. The soup part of the chicken and dumplings is simmering away right now.
I got a call back from my urologist today but of course he had to leave a voice mail because I had my phone silenced when he called. After viewing the X-Ray he said that this stone still in my kidney is actually a centimeter in width now and that they can blast it and to call his office to set up an appointment.
Holy shit. That stone I had was was about half that size. I do not know what to do. I think I can feel it sometimes, a sort of twinge/pang in that side. I need to call him back and talk to him but I just could not bring myself to do that today.
Anyway, moving on, I washed all the bed linens, ours and the guest room bed for the boys. I also weeded where I'd planted the zinnias and then planted some more seeds there as Mr. Moon accidentally cut some of them down when he was mowing and besides, I want LOTS of zinnias. So they're being watered right now. My tiger familiar followed me all around the yard today as I moved from garden to clothesline and back to the garden.
Here are the dumpling boys.
Yesterday when we were talking about them coming over, Levon laid out the itinerary for their stay and it went something like this: "TV, TV, TV, food, bath or shower, bed, TV, TV, TV, food.
Remember the day when we looked forward to getting stoned? Sigh. Grandchildren - thank goodness for them.ReplyDelete
And as Bob said, "Everybody must get stoned."Delete
enjoy those beautiful boys, I know they will enjoy being at Mer and Boppy's!!!! And yes......my husband *accidentally* mowed down half of my african daisies last week also....as your zinnia's. Oops! forgivable, tho! Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Ps That stone debacle....lordy, Mary. Anxiety, dread, indecision.......I feel for you. Not an easy decision to make. hope you can speak with Urologist and discuss at length......which may help?Delete
I remember one time Mr. Moon, while trying to be sweet, cleared out my garden for me and while he did that, he also pulled up all of my herbs. "I didn't know what they were!" he said. To which I answered, "Did you not notice that these were the best smelling weeds you'd ever smelled?"Delete
This stone is causing me so much anxiety.
Thanks! We did.Delete
Mary, i'm sure you know this, but those zinnias need lots of room between plants.ReplyDelete
Don't worry. They're pretty well spaced out.Delete
Get the stone zapped before it starts moving. Take drugs if necessary and then you can put the whole saga behind you without living with the fear of a meandering crystal bunging up your works.ReplyDelete
The damn problem is, is that the drugs taken PO were not helpful in the least when the grit was passing. The idea of going through that again makes me want to weep. But yeah. I need to get this over with.Delete
That boulder would kill you if it starts moving out...sweet jesus!ReplyDelete
August looks like he got beat up.
I know. Please don't let the damn thing start moving.Delete
Nah. August is just face-painted. They had an art festival at school I think.
37paddington: I think you might need to get that stone out of you. What can they do to help with the pain of passing the gravelly specks?ReplyDelete
Beautiful grand boys.
I think that putting a stent in might help although that sounds pretty awful on its own. And I'm going to see what more I can do in the area of pain relief because what I had didn't do shit.Delete
The boys are getting so big!ReplyDelete
They are growing up, Elizabeth.Delete
I agree with getting it take care of toot-sweet, get it over and done with and hope for no more forever. I like Levon's itinerary. That's pretty much how my days go here.ReplyDelete
Haha! Levon has it all figured out.Delete
TV, TV, TV probably makes life easier on Mer right, but I'm sure that wonderful soup makes life pretty sweet too. I'm so sorry to hear about that other stone but I guess it's better to have all the information you need in order to make whatever decision is best for you. Fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
Thanks, dear lady. I need to talk to the doctor some more, I think.Delete
Sorry about the news on the stone. Perhaps you'll just go get it seen to? I hear your indecision. But I'm thinking about timing, and not knowing if it will move and all that. I hope you get to a good outcome.ReplyDelete
I do too, Liz. Thank you.Delete
You need to schedule the lithotripsy. It’s not bad, I had it done. Then lots of liquids and pain killers till the fragments are gone. 1 cM is too big to pass on its own. Feel better. 😷ReplyDelete
What sort of pain relief did you get? Did you have a stent?Delete
they are beautiful boys. and I'm throwing out my third sowing of zinnias. I have so many seeds I collected from last year. might as well, they do no good in the plastic bag. so far though, the ones that are blooming are all pink. sigh. where are the orange, yellow, and red?ReplyDelete
sorry to hear about that other bigger stone but you know, it you don't deal with it now it will only get bigger.
Every volunteer zinnia I've had from reseeding has been a light pink/purple color. Every one. No idea why that is.Delete
You're right about the stone. Jesus. The whole idea of it being in there is so scary.
It's amazing to think kids used to survive and do perfectly well without television. That was before my time, though!ReplyDelete
My advice on the stone: bite the bullet and get it blasted. You don't want that thing to try moving around on its own.
I think you're right about the stone, Steve. If that thing starts moving at a time when I'm not near an ER, things are not going to be good.Delete
Congratulations on completion of the jigsaw. I wonder if elves and fairies ever suffer from kidney stones.ReplyDelete
Not if they have any magical powers.Delete
Checking in from kidney stone headquarters here-my husband is currently passing some more and to be honest, if you can go get ‘em with lithotripsy it’s better than worrying about the movement of the stone when they are larger. It is hard to know, once they are known, what to do-but on the bigger stones, you want them blasted to pieces. They can also do a stent to ease the pain. Holding space for you-I know this is news you were not hoping to hear.
Again- thank you Ashley. I value your input. I truly do.Delete
I'm sorry to hear about your kidney stone and know you will talk to your doc soon as you are worrying about it. Hope he can take care of it soon, Mary.ReplyDelete
That soup looks yummy! I bet you had a fun evening with the boys!