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Posted on 2008.06.16 at 22:00
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ehowton adds up the cost of a kidney stone

Primary Care
CAT Scan
Ultrasonic blast

  1. Abdomen was examined in contiguous axial sections from the lower thoracic region to the pelvis with intravenous and oral contrast.

  2. Liver, pancreas, spleen, appendix and adrenal glands are unremarkable.

  3. 2.5mm stone located in left kidney.

Primary Care physician sent me for the CT scan where they found a kidney stone and the urologist, after looking over the results and not the rapper from my title, declared me in perfect health and my pain viral rather than kidney stone related, putting me on 400mg of OTC ibuprofen four times a day for five days.

Despite that, he sent me for a kidney X-ray so he can discover the location of the stone in hopes of blasting it into sand with ultrasonic waves. Booya. But my doctor did call me today and chewed my ass for not taking my cholesterol medication. Oops.

No, I cannot interpret this

ehowton wrestles the Monster

I already drink a lot of water. More water than anyone else I know. I like water. And I've never been a (soft drink) carbonated beverage drinker (that is, 'pop' to those of you in the Midwest, 'soda' to those of you in the Northeast and on the West Cost, and 'coke' to those of you in Texas) but since discovering Monster drinks, well, though it may not have contributed directly to my new little friend, its certainly contributed to the something like ten pounds I've gained since I've been drinking it! So...without further experimentation on the subject, its gone. Goodbye sweet Monster. I will always hold our time together dear.

ehowton and Chernobyl

Without one whit of understanding why, this post has become active once again, by what looks like Russian political spammers. There's no indication whatsoever as to what could've sparked this, as, in its entirety, the post contains only, a set of 'center' tags and an image source with no alt text. Weird!


catttitude at 2008-06-17 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
You know this is the only way you will get sympathy.
ehowton at 2008-06-17 11:42 (UTC) (Link)
I require only an exchange of knowledge, nothing more; though your compassion is noted.
irulan_amy at 2008-06-17 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
- So you have a kidney stone, but that's not making your nuts hurt now? Viral related pain sounds bad, but I guess that's because to me viral sounds like a scary word.

- Bye, bye Monster. We knew you well.

Maybe you could treat yourself just once in a while though.

- The comments on your header post are so random. More so since they are in multiple languages. Odd!
ehowton at 2008-06-17 11:44 (UTC) (Link)
Can't stop the signal, Mal.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2008-06-17 04:10 (UTC) (Link)
Good bye, sweet Monster!!!
ehowton at 2008-06-17 11:44 (UTC) (Link)
I've made love to you for the last time!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-06-17 12:13 (UTC) (Link)

See, I Told You So

I'm glad to hear that you pulled through ok. My dad had his kidney stones broken with sound waves. He was sore for a while.

P.S. I'm glad to hear that you finally took my advice and have eliminated Monster. Now maybe you'll listen. Me being the lone voice of reason while your friends cheer you on is becoming a proverb.

Edited at 2008-06-17 02:59 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2008-06-17 15:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: See, I Told You So

Whatever, Nostradamus.

As mentioned here, I did not 'eliminate' Monster on your advice. Furthermore, advice without either merit nor evidence is not a recommendation - its an unwarranted opinion. Opinions based solely upon conviction are worthless - having no weight towards experience. Ergo, there was zero compelling reason to follow any advice you've doled out to date. The fact that I've chosen to arbitrarily stop drinking Monsters of my own volition does not lend any credence whatsoever to your claim.

Yes a broken clock is right twice a day. Your numbers are much, much lower than that. You're more like a doomsday clock which was right once, and never will be again, lain ripped apart, in the sand, obscured by dunes. When something aligns with your way of thinking, your lack of empirical evidence to support it makes the outcome simply an accident in your favor. These are NOT the droids you're looking for, and make weak ties in which to lash together your raft with - refrain from using them.

Look instead toward repeatable successes based on your own experiences on which to share, for those will serve you well as you carve out your own identity and make your way through life.
galinda822 at 2008-06-17 15:51 (UTC) (Link)
Sexy spine! Especially that pelvic bone. ;)

Seriously, I hope you're back to normal soon!
ehowton at 2008-06-17 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Its just a jump to the left...
galinda822 at 2008-06-18 01:17 (UTC) (Link)
It's so dreamy, oh fantasy free me
(Anonymous) at 2008-06-20 19:44 (UTC) (Link)

d_huntress says...

Looks like you have a slight curve in your spine.
ehowton at 2008-06-20 19:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: d_huntress says...

Its from all that dancing I do!
codekitten at 2008-06-23 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
Goodbye sweet Monster. I will always hold our time together dear.

haven't i heard this before?
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