I am coming to you tonight to ask you to do a huge favor for me. Eventually, I was not out of the woods yet regarding my kidney stone. I woke up today at 6:30 a.m. in pain again. I really thought it would go away, but it did not. I was in pain until 3:00 p.m. I went to see my urologist and he discovered that I had not passed the stone. It is still in my urethra tube and it seems to be stuck. He also discovered another stone in my kidney. The pain was very bad this time. I took a pain pill and it worked for ten minutes. They gave me a shot at the doctor's office and said I would be pain free in three minutes. It took thirty minutes! I am praying that the pain does not come back. I am trying to take my pain pills every four hours to keep that from happening.
They have decided to do surgery on Thursday May 19th at 12:15 to retrieve the stone from the urethra tube and then they will attempt to blast the stone from my kidney. I had this procedure in 2004. A stint was place in my urethra tube to keep it from swelling shut and to give the stone more room to pass. The stint was very painful and when they removed it, I had even more pain. I asked the doctor if I could do without the stint and he said he would try, but it may be necessary.
As you all know, I very firmly believe in the power of prayer. My grandma always taught me that we only have to have faith the size of a mustard seed. I am having faith that this stone will pass on its own. I am asking all of you to join me in this prayer. I told Jeff that I hated to post about this because I do not want my blog to be a negative place and I didn't want to worry everybody. Then I decided that this would be a good way to bombard Heaven with prayers. Extra prayers never hurt. I know that if God does not choose to remove this stone, I will be fine. I am in His hands and I know He will take care of me. I also know that so many of you are facing your own challenges in life that are far worse than my problems. So, I truly appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.
Either Jeff or I will keep you posted and let you know how everything is going. Thank you again for all your concern and prayers and for accepting me just as I am.
"Prayer is the gift of the morning and the bolt of the evening."
~Mohandas K. Gandhi~
~Mohandas K. Gandhi~
With Much Gratitude and Love,