Last Friday, I had my cat scan. I have always been a picky eater and certain tastes just don't sit well on my taste buds. I had to drink this lovely liquid the night before and morning of and I'm surprised I was able to hold it down. I think it was mainly will power since I didn't want to have to reschedule the cat scan due to not being able to drink the liquid. Anyway, the cat scan showed that I have two kidney stones, both on the left side. The original one is approximately 9mm which is why it's stuck. There is one more still in my kidney as well. The plan is to take care of both of them at the same time.
Tomorrow I am scheduled for a surgery called lithotripsy. It involves breaking up the kidney stones with shock waves or something like that. According to the National Kidney Foundation, this is technically not a surgery. Since I will be receiving a general anesthesia, I think I will count it as a surgery though. I have never been given general anesthesia before and I think I'm more nervous about that than the surgery itself. I have to be at the hospital at 7am and the surgery is scheduled for 8:30am. It should take less than an hour. If everything goes well, I should be going home around lunch time. At some point during the next week, the doctor will take another x-ray to make sure everything looks okay and remove the stint.
Kerry will be staying at home taking care of the boys only because it is my request. I know he would prefer to be at the hospital but I will be more relaxed knowing that he is home taking care of the boys. I will drive myself to the hospital in the morning and then he and the boys we'll come pick me up when I'm done. We'll figure out the car later. Please pray that all goes well tomorrow.