The W Family Chronicles

Lithotripsy #4, 3 days before Christmas.

Posted on: December 21, 2007

Nope, not a joke.  I went in for the follow-up on my last one (which you may recall ruined Thanksgiving for me) and they found that the tiny one on the opposite side has grown exponentially and has fallen into the ureter.  The good news is it’s not causing me any pain.  The bad news is that if left alone, I could end up in a LOT of pain over the holiday with nowhere to go but the ER.  Not my idea of fun!

So, since it is unlikely I’d pass it on my own, that it will have to be treated at some point in the not so distant future anyway, and that my out of pocket max has been met for the year, I told him I’ll have the litho tomorrow.  He had 2 others scheduled, so why not, right?  At least it will be free!

I broke down about it for the first time…for a long time I’ve kept a good attitude but now I just feel so…defeated.   I know I should be grateful that it’s not cancer or something equally serious, but right now I am wallowing in self pity.  I can only laugh about it for so long and I seem to have reached my breaking point. 😦


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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!


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