Music & Kidney Stones
By Jen Wade on November 03, 2011
Daily Prompt: Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today?
Good question actually. I don't know that I've ever truly tried. Normally I have the tv on, which in itself is a total distraction. The thoughts don't flow well with the talking. I stop and stare (and no, that's not the song I heard today, though it is an excellent one) at the screen. It's like my brain is stuttering. You know when my best thoughts come out? At night. Laying in bed, trying to sleep, and I have the world in my brain. Oh the books I could write! Only, being up in the middle of the night doesn't really work out too well when you have to get up in the morning to get a certain little boy up for school. That being said, I follow a great author on Twitter, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake series. Pretty much every time she writes, she talks about what music is playing. So maybe there is something to it? Maybe I should try it. And the song I heard today, well, I'd rather not go there. It brought back some memories of my last relationship. So yea, let me just cut that off real quick. At least it was a happy song, not a sad one though.
Now on to other things. I went to my doctor today for an annual checkup, although I swear I was just there in January. On Tuesday I passed, yet another, kidney stone. This is at least the 4th time since I was 22. The first time was unbearable painful, yet I never saw or felt it pass. The second time I was 25 and pregnant with the little guy. Horrible again. I was in pain for a week with what I thought was just a UTI. My doc gave me meds, and a week later I was still in pain. It was so bad the last day, and then they came out and all the pain was gone. Again, a year or so later, same thing. I know I've had a couple more times where it felt like I was having issues with them, but never felt or saw anything pass. Then there's this time. I feel like it happened again for a reason. Now that I'm able to actually get to a doctor and have it tested, find out what kind it is, what could be causing it. I was also given a number to a urologist so that we can find out if there's more in there and if any damage to my kidneys are being done. That's actually kind of a scary thing to go through. My grandmother had kidney problems. Well, more than that, she had them removed. Both of them. So, yea, I'm a bit nervous thinking about what my future could hold, but grateful that I'm able to hopefully get a jump on it and find out what's really going on so that I can possibly prevent that from being my future as well.
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