It’s been a bit of a week

by Megan on January 9, 2012

in Family Life

I just realized it's been a whole week since I remembered I had a blog. I guess posting almost every day in December made me think I was off the hook for January. Or something. Whatever, it's my blog, right?

Last Sunday Craig started feeling pain akin to the kidney stone adventure of 2009. The rest of the week was a series of finding a doctor here in Oklahoma City, scheduling the appointment, then the CT scan, then waiting because there was an 18-hour period of time in which we really thought he might have cancer instead, then being super relieved that his problem was really just kidney stones. Another appointment on Friday. Now laparoscopic surgery today.

The biggest surprise so far was discovering that they are only going to remove one of them today – the 9mm one. They are saving the 7mm one for a rainy day. Actually, they don't work on both kidneys at the same time in case of complication – you need to have one functioning kidney. Makes sense, fo sho, but it was a surprise to think he may have to do this again in the near future.

So. Here I am, in the waiting room, listening to a variety of interesting (and I use the word interesting very loosely) conversations happening around me, and waiting for Craig's number on the TV screen to change from green to blue because when that happens, it's all over.

For now, though, I wait.

Staci January 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

So sorry. Hope he’s better soon. As for this:
“there was an 18-hour period of time in which we really thought he might have cancer instead”
I’m really sorry for that. We’ve been there more than once, which is amazing since we’re a actually a quite healthy family of five. Thankful for the tests that find cancer, but sorry they sometimes scare people for no reason. Glad it’s ok!

Becky January 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

Waiting rooms – yuck. Praying for you

Dan of Oxalate Foods January 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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Joanna January 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Praying for Craig! Hope everything comes out soon!

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