Wednesday, June 13, 2007

That's Dedication!

Check out this photo! Now, if you're not a hockey fan, you won't be interested, so I promise to keep this part short. We took LilMan and my niece to the Family Fishing Day at our local park. It was tons of fun! LilMan and his cousin each caught 4 fish & Hubby caught six. I decided to leave my fishing pole at home so I could help the young'ins.

It was sponsored by St. Louis County Parks and a local radio station, so many of the radio personalities were there, and a local sports hero. This is LilMan, sitting right next to Bernie Federko, former St. Louis Blues captain! He's now a member of the local media as he does coverage for all the games. This was awesome!
Okay, now onto the knitting content. It's not much, but I had to share this with you:
This is me. Sitting in the emergency room at 2:30 am on Monday morning. See how I am knitting? Hubby had to remind me to grab my purse (with my wallet and insurance card in it) on the way out the door... but nobody had to remind me to grab my knitting bag! He thought it was odd that I would remember one but not the other. but, hey, I'm a nervous knitter and a music therapist. The rhythm of knitting helped to ease my pain.

It wasn't a really big deal. I had a kidney stone. It was my first and hopefully my last because WOW, does that hurt. They gave me meds to manage the pain and then referred me to a specialist. I saw him later in the afternoon. He told me to drink lots of fluids and gave me Flomax. (Yes. That is, in fact, a medication for enlarged prostates. Apparently it helps open everything up in that system, allowing the stone to pass more quickly.)

It worked too! I took the pill at 11:00 on Monday night and passed the stone around 11:00 the following morning. I'm 1000% better now, although I am still a little sore and tender. I'm sure I'll be back to my old self tomorrow or Friday.

Well, that's about it for now. All the lying around doped up on pain meds gave me lots of time to knit, and I think the Trinity Blanket will be finished soon. Have a great week!


Zarah said...

I LOVE the picture of you knitting the in the hospital bed!!! Glad to hear your priorities were in order! I hope you get to feeling better, soon!

Lolly said...

Ouch! So sorry you had to go through that, but I am glad to hear you are on the road to recovery!

Love the LilMan hockey moment!

IndigoMuse said...

I'm just getting around to reading your blog. Sorry to see you were in the hospital. Glad you had your knitting though. Certainly helps make the time go faster. Hope you're feeling better by now.