Dill Pickles and Popsicles

You’ve all heard about Sarah, my friend since first grade. Feeling bad brought back a memory. About 20 something years ago, I had the same thing I have now . . sore throat . . felt really bad. Sometime during the middle of the night, Sarah called to check on me and I told her how my throat was killing me. She said “You need a dill pickle and a popsicle!” Really? I didn’t have either in my house. About half an hour later, still in the middle of the night, there was a knock on my door and it was Sarah, with dill pickles and popsicles. Good friends aren’t always easy to find and keep for a lifetime. I just texted her and asked her if she would bring me pickles and popsicles. She’s only about 10 hours from here . . let’s see if she’s really a good friend!  :)

Speaking of weird concoctions . . did you know that putting Cool Whip in your hair does amazing things? Nicole told me this and I happened to have a big container of Cool Whip in the fridge. This is from when I was bringing dessert to a friend’s house and then I had kidney stones.

So, Nicole told me to rub the Cool Whip into my hair, leave it half an hour, rinse it out, shampoo as normal. It really left my hair full of body and feeling good . . and no one has worse hair than I have.

If I think of anything else you just HAVE to know, I’ll be sure to do another post!  :)

Yes, I think I’m feeling better.

Another Urologist Visit

Yay! He’s going to do lithotripsy on the left side. That was what I wanted but I didn’t argue with him when he originally told me he doubted lithotripsy would work. The hospital here is getting a new machine . . in a couple of weeks . . and since he’s the only urologist in town, it’s going to be a couple of weeks after that probably before I get my turn so please keep your fingers crossed that I can make it that long. I think he decided that with as many stones as are in the left kidney and as big as they are, and with the newer better machine, lithotripsy will work. I just hope I don’t have to have a stint! I don’t care if he uses a sledge hammer (so long as I’m under anesthesia) . . just don’t give me another stint.

I had planned to go to MO a couple of weeks ago and that got delayed because of the kidney stones, then I was waiting to see what he’s going to do with the left side, now I’m thinking . . if it’s going to be a month, I may just pack my bags and head to MO. They have hospitals, urologists and lithotripsy machines there too.

I will be so glad to get this all behind me!

1,000 Marbles Story

Over the weekend while visiting a friend, her husband had found this poster and taken photos and read it to us. It’s called 3,900 Saturdays or 1,000 Marbles. I did a little research on it . . mostly because I was looking for a print of some kind that I could frame. I found it quite inspiring. During my research, I found a lot of folks who were bothered by it . . some though it focused too much on death, some thought it coped text from Winnie the Pooh . . whatever . . whether it’s real or fiction, I found it inspiring and hope you do too.