As a lot of you might know - about 2 months ago I got sick with a kidney stone! OMGBBQ did that hurt. It was ... agony for the first few days. Trips to Emerg. etc. Morphine! Then it settled down into a 6 week painful experience that kind of put a halt on absolutely everything. I watched a lot of TV. Took painkillers. Etc. I think i should take more painkillers when I watch TV. For those who know me: TV isn't really something I do well.
Because it was such a large kidney stone - 5mm (sounds small until you think of it trying to fit through a tube that's much thinner than a wire)... they were going to do some painful, icky surgery. iirc - they said "roto-rooter" = but hey.. i could be wrong. Not the blasting kind where they break-up the stone - since it was too big.
Complications came up. The surgery got delayed.
I was extremely nervous about the surgery - but the complications meant a week delay = and the pain went from tolerable to really. quite. bad. I ran out of the drugs but didn't really want to go back to Emerg - a short trip but a fairly long wait - and morphine is Not Good. I gritted my teeth for about 4 days and on the 5th day I "passed" the stone. Much to the shock of the doctor.
The pain ended immediately.
That's about it. I have been getting back on my feet - slowly. Doing too much (how shocking!). Getting new jewelry done. Doing some repairs. I did a photoshoot on Saturday which really has left me tired and sore - even though I didn't do much but hang jewelry off models - it was an 8 hour shoot - not the 2-3 hrs I thought. sigh. still recovering I guess. I'm not very patient nor do I sit still for long. I'm back making more steampunk jewelry - and specifically producing some work for men.
More later peeps!