Well, as you know it was an interesting week, so you could say. I woke up at 4:00 Tuesday morning in the most excruciating pain. After trying to resolve the issue myself, I called Sister Batt. After talking with her for about a minute she told me to get to the hospital, at which point everyone went into rush mode. A taxi was called and I was dressed and blessed and was at the hospital between 6 and 6:30 a.m. At about 4 or 5 in the afternoon I was checked into the hospital after basic attempts to diagnose the issue. About an hour later I received an ultrasound which found the kidney stone. Unfortunately, I had to wait for my doctor to arrive and look at the ultrasound and decide what to do. After looking at the ultrasound, he decided that surgery was necessary. So I sat and waited for my surgery to be approved by our insurance. The following day I was sent to another hospital where the “stuff” for the surgery was, only to find out that they don’t accept the mission’s insurance. So we went to another hospital, one where I waited from 7:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night in the emergency room, in a room with four other people. I was without an IV so I was very, very uncomfortable and in a little bit of pain. Finally the insurance approved a room so I was allowed to go to a room. Then I waited until the following morning to have the surgery. In some following email I will send some pictures!!!
So, basically on Thursday morning I had the surgery. I was not cut. It was through more natural channels. The following few days have been not so great. I am super, super weak and I still currently have a tube in me running from my kidney to my bladder which has been rather uncomfortable because I can feel it and all. So this next Wednesday I have another surgery to remove the tube. I am drinking a ton of water. I downed so many IV’s it isn’t even funny! We are talking like at least five or six in one arm and six or seven in the other.
Now at about this point mom is possibly crying, so as a comfort to her, she should know that I am 100% fine. I never cried and I was never afraid. So I just keep going. It does seem however that after it all, I have been a little depressed this past week. But I think I am getting better.
So three days in the hospital! haha
Well, sending those pictures ate up a little chunk of my time. But really... that is all that really happened this week. Oh it has been raining a ton. We had a baptism this past Sunday. I received a card from Jenny and Gary last week, and I received a letter from Amber and Jason this past week. I love you all and wish you all a fantastic week!!!! If you have any questions just ask and I can respond next week. Love you! Bye!!