Wow. Let's see, what can I yap about...
I've either naturally passed or had forcibly removed no fewer than 8 kidney stones over the last 8 years. Somehow, my kidneys have managed to turn into stone quarries. Last Wednesday I was at work and felt a pain in the lower right side of my back. So I called the doctor to let them know. They always say to take pain killers if I have them and drink lots of water until they can get me in for an x-ray. I was at work, didn't have any meds and the earliest they could get me in was the following Monday. Yeah. So, I decided to sweat it out the rest of the day (only 3 hours or so) to see if the pain would progress or die down. Luckily it didn't get any worse. I got home, popped a pill and retreated to Vico-bliss on the couch for the rest of the night.
I had my x-ray Monday and haven't heard anything back yet. That experience in itself was excrutiating, not painful but torturous. See, I'm allergic to the IVP dye they put in your blood for the x-ray and I had to drink a half-gallon of apple-flavored barium that was the consistency of skim milk. It was afwul, one sip at a time. I finally got most of it down. So far though, no news is good news. I'll call tomorrow to follow up. I don't have any scans to post (yet), but I have this to share (KC!). Poor turtle! Ouchie!!
Enough about me. I want to talk about Shannon for a minute. All summer long she has been in an excellerated CDA class. She's had class once a week, but they have been cramming a 9-12 month course into less than 6. With 50+ hour work weeks, kids and our daily routines it's buisy enough. Throw the CDA class into the mix and we, especially her, don't have a lot of extra time in the day to do anything but work eat and sleep. She came home from her class this past Monday with her completion certificate/diploma in hand. She still has her final test to take to become officially certified, but now that she has her classwork out of the way, the majority of that stress is out of the way along with it. I could not be more proud of her.