Cool enough earlier this morning to wear a light jacket. Nice:)) A quiet little spin around a few familiar scenic country spots southeast of Bayfield for Pheebs and I had us back home about 9:30. Below are a few 'update' pics for Cathie and Gord taken this morning.
|I HAD HOPED TO HAVE A PICTURE OF OUR LEISURE TRAVEL VAN HERE PARKED AT IT'S NEW HOME, BUT INSTEAD I HAVE A PHOTO OF SOME CLOVER|
Figured before the day's heat built up I had better empty our utility trailer's big load of clipped tree limbs from Tuesday's clean-up. Did that just in time. Stayed in the cool house until 2 p.m. when it was time to head for my Doctor's appointment in Stratford. Knowing it was going to be awhile before we were back today it was decided to leave Pheebs at home. Did not want her sitting inside a hot car while we were at the Doctor's office. Appointments that late in the day have a habit of running late. (And it did)
|CORN ROWS ARE FILLING IN|
|DECIDED TO DRIVE THROUGH SOUTHWESTERN ONTAIO'S EASTERN MOST MOUNTAIN RANGE THIS MORNING|
|OKAY OKAY SO IT WAS JUST A FEW BIG PILES OF FERTILIZER DUMPED IN THE FIELD....WELL I'M GUESSING IT WAS FERTILIZER BECAUSE IT SMELLED LIKE FERTILIZER....PROBABLY NEEDS SPREADING AROUND|
A nice sunny summer's afternoon drive to Stratford and we were early for my appointment. Finally saw Dr. Bukala about an hour later. His first words to me were, "we have issues here." Kelly was in the room with me as the Doctor explained how I actually have 3 large kidney stones with two of them in separate bad locations threatening my kidneys. He said two of those stones have to be removed as soon as possible before kidney damage results. Said he'll deal with the third kidney stone in a different area later. So with that said plus some other stuff he has placed me on an emergency surgery list for next Wednesday or sooner if I experience any kind of lower back pain or difficulty urinating. I'm to be at the Stratford General Hospital at 12:30 p.m. and await my procedure time depending on where I am in the operating room que. I had this same procedure done back in 2012 when I had a large stone lasered out but that stone was not an emergency.
|SEATED IN AN OUTER WAITING ROOM|
|IN THE INNER WAITING ROOM KELLY GLANCES AT MY RECENT CAT SCAN REPORT|
|ON THE WAY HOME KELLY DOUBLE CHECKS HER DATE CALENDER FOR UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS|
After leaving the Stratford Doctor's office we immediately headed in the direction of Palmerston Ontario to hopefully pick up the Leisure Travel van. We hadn't heard whether the van was ready after it's safety check so Kelly emailed the owners. The owners hadn't heard anything so phoned the garage and were told the Van wasn't done, it needed front rotors. (brakes) So with that I hastily altered the Jeep's northerly direction and we set a southwesterly course for home. Not exactly sure when we'll pick the Van up now but I do suspect it will be sometime in the next couple days. So many things going on all of a sudden and tomorrow (Thursday) we'll be back in London again. Well at least I haven't been complaining about sitting around feeling bored.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A famous admiral and an equally famous general were fishing together when a sudden squall came up. When it died down both eminent warriors were struggling helplessly in the water. The admiral floundered his way back to the boat and pulled himself painfully in. Then he fished out the general, using an oar. Catching his breath, he puffed: "Please don't say a word about this to anyone. If the Navy found I can't swim I'd be disgraced. "Don't worry," the general said. "Your secret is safe. I'd hate to have my men find out I can't walk on water either."
A guy calls the hospital and a nurse answers the phone. The guy said, "Send help because my wife is going into labor." The nurse said, "Is this her first child?" The guy replied, "No, this is her husband."
|QUEEN ANNE'S LACE AND WILD CHICORY|
Wishing you all the best Al!ReplyDelete
Here is hoping the stones are removed without any problems!ReplyDelete
Thoughts and prayers are with you Al.ReplyDelete
P.S. You got me with the mountain range photos. LOL
With your great attitude and superior support (Kelly), you'll do well. Many good wishes for a speedy recovery, Al.ReplyDelete
Your medical care seems so much better than we get in the USA. I passed two kidney stones and then was told I had an 'anomaly'. I asked and was never told the issue the Doc called an Anomaly. The last check KUB I had showed a 13mm stone with a 7 mm stone behind it. I was not offered any lazier removal. So I just go through life and wonder when some big event will happen. Wish you the best outcome and give us some details if you remember them.ReplyDelete
Yes you are keeping busy thats for sure, Good luck with the surgery and getting the van home soon.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the surgery, hope you get the van home today or tomorrow.ReplyDelete
All the best with the surgery and the outcome!ReplyDelete
It is amazing how much a little stone hurts when you pass it. Had one a long time ago and never want another one.ReplyDelete
So much happening all at the same time. Good to have the one medical issue sorted out with the appropriate action scheduled. I wonder if the other medical issue with get sorted out just as easily. Sure would be nice if both can be dealt with at the same time. Don't worry about the van, it will be waiting for you when the time is right. So glad that you have each other to get through all this medical stuff. Hang in there and hugs to you both.ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best for surgery and a speedy recovery.ReplyDelete
Only "Al" can make manure look interesting.... Hope all goes well next week. And can't wait to see more pics of the 'new to you' motorhome.ReplyDelete
Prayers in order for you Al. You've done this before, so no surprises there. But drink lots of water and hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Better to find out now than when you are on the road. Hope the procedure goes well, and that Kelly gets some good news from her scan.ReplyDelete
I had a large kidney stone in 1974, before they did Lithotripsy and crushed them with lasers...I still have a 10"scar in my back. The kidney stone was embedded in my kidney. Back then I was in the hospital 3 weeks, with a drain..I'm sure you won't be that long..I pray you don't get pain before you go. That pain will take you down..Hugs to you and Kelly...and a big wet dog lips kiss to Pheebe.ReplyDelete
Yes, you do have a lot going on in your lives! I'll be thinking of you.ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best with your medical issues and to get them over with asap so you can look forward to your new van and more adventures.ReplyDelete
Good thing they caught the rotor issue early, Al. Good luck on that stone surgery! Sounds like you have a good doctor.ReplyDelete
Love Kelly's bright floral jacket. It is such a sunny fabric next to all the mustard green of the hospital room. It's surprising how many pieces of paper we still have printed while we are holding our digital devices... phone, calendar, and doctor notes! No wonder we are still carrying such large bags. Hope your surgery goes well.ReplyDelete