Saturday, May 06, 2006

Kidney Stones, Klingons, and Baseball

That's right. Kidney stones!

Sorry it has taken so long for the update...I've felt yucky as well as very busy and have used up all of my time (((-- not to mention doing posts for the Bible Study--))). Thank you so much for all the loving comments on the last post. The prayers are really appreciated.

I went to the doctor a few days ago and was told that I did not have a kidney infection BUT I had all the symptoms of kidney stones (Rhino horn in my side). The medicine I take for my blood pressure was the most probable cause...well, that and being at the end of the thiry-something age group...also living in a mineral heavy area with one of the largest rates of kidney stone development doesn't help matters. ***SIGH*** Whatever the reason, I got 'em.

My awesome doctor gave me some sample medicine to replace my blood pressure meds for three days...Supposedly the new med widens veins as well as the tube that runs from the kidney to the bladder. Believe it or not I haven't had pain for two days now! Soreness, yes; pain, NO! I think I passed whatever stone was giving me the problem. So, PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD...and PRAISE for my Doctor too! He and his wife are the best doctors I've ever had!

Klingons...My home has been on a Star Trek kick. It is all Jean-Luc's fault (blogger extra-ordinaire!). You see, my sons saw me reading his site and they loved it. Then came the questions:

"What's a Klingon?"

"Do they carry lightsabers?"

"Isn't that guy with the funny glasses LeVar from Reading Rainbow?"

So, I just had to answer them. The best way is to give them the experience. We are members of and have been renting the seasons of both Star Trek Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager. We are nearing the end of Season Two for both of them. I'm loving it. I've always been a fan but now I have my own little Trekkies to play with. I also found a costume uniform that I made for Dave during the early part of our marriage (pre-kiddos). I had made it for a Star Trek Murder Mystery party we hosted. Now Keegan is in high heaven. He goes around pushing his insignia and saying "Captain Keegan to all hands, Red Alert!" Evan is asking me to make an Ensign uniform for him. At least I don't have to make a Klingon mask! Another cool thing is that Keegan has something to journal about...he is making his own Star Trek adventure with, you guessed it, Captain Keegan and First Officer Evan aboard the USS Adamant. Ahhhh, the life of homeschooling!

Baseball...we are in full baseball season. Our empty pockets (from having to pay to get into seeing our own kids play ball! Grrrrr!), sunburned faces (I keep forgetting the sunblock...who ever heard of sunblock in May???), and rotund bellies (Ahhhh, the snack dogs, M&M's, and a Gatorade please!) are the proof of it. Also the wickedly exaughsted mommy *stands up and waves* who has to drive the athletes everywhere EVERYDAY! (Well, almost everyday.) But we are having fun. I get so stressed watching though...Please hit it! SLIDE! Catch that ball! Tag the base, tag the base!!!! T-ball isn't as stressful...unless you're in the dugout with twelve 4-5 year-olds swinging bats around! Not me, thank you very much. For the first time I did NOT volunteer. But I do cheer...oh yes. I do cheer.

Well, that sums up my week or so. Hope I didn't bore you to tears!


The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

I hope it really is gone. I hear they are horrid.

Star Trek eh? Too bad you couldn’t get Dr Crusher to beam the stone from your kidney and eject it into Romulan space, where you could blast it with a foton torpedo...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A Srat Trek Murder Mystery party is a great inspiration. I would love to have attended that, Mimi!

Glad your sons liked my Journal. A Klingon with a lightsabre? Oh dear! I can see Worf with one of those!

K W Pearson said...

I got zaped by a beam and got turned into a Captain!(It is different in my story. A 35 year-old Captain gets zaped by a Romulan beam and gets turned into a 14 year-old Captain!)

Wren said...

No offense to the Captain up there, but Voyager was my favorite. Except for an episode here and there, I've seen all of the shows from every season.

Hello, my name is Wren and I am a Trekkie. LOL

jel said...

M. C.
glad to hear you are feeling better:)

and i'm a fan of the old Star Trek!

take care

M. C. Pearson said...

Curm~ Yes! That's a grand where did I put my com-link?

Jean-Luc~ I'll do a post with pictures just for you next was a blast.

Keegan~ You have such a great imagination...Star Trek is just fuel for that fire!

Wren~ Me too...that is why I insisted we must see both of them. They did see one of the original Star Trek movies but weren't all that thrilled by was the whale one. I need to rent some of that series too. History after all!

Jel~ I enjoyed that too. Bones and Spock always cracked me up. Like I just said to Wren, I'll have to show the old ones to the boys too. :)

Nettie said...

Yuk, I hope they zapped 'em (the stones, that is).

Gordon Cloud said...

Hey, I know how to pray for you on those kidney stones, I just passed my first one a couple of months ago.

I had always heard people say, "Those things will put you in the floor". I thought they were speaking metaphorically.

They weren't.

Hope you get better soon.

Elizabeth said...

Ahhh, I remember the days when all a boy needed for happiness were Star Trek movies! Now the Teenager wants to make movies. Little does he know he's become a movie script on his mother's blog.

Thanks for stopping by Mimi, and re: your two sons? You are soooooo in for it!!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Oh, you remember the Seinfeld episode when Kramer passed a stone...LOL..they heard him in the next burough!

I'm a lifelong Trekkie...all of them!

Corry said...

I am so grateful for your doctors and I pray you passed that stone! I hope you will be better soon.

May y'all "boldy go where no man has gone before" hehe. I loved the first series but the later ones never really could hold my interest.

God's Grace.

M. C. Pearson said...

Nettie~ They didn't have to zap them...I think they were small enough to pass on their own. I haven't had pain for days now! Yeah!

Gordon~ Horrid little buggers, aren't they?

Elizabeth~ Guess I'll just have to take it day by day. Yikes!

Bonnie~ Me, too. Oh yeah! Live long and prosper y'all!

Corry~ Thanks sweetie...were boldly going alright!

Kimber said...

Oh girl! So sorry for the Kidney troubles - but glad it is better and the pain is gone!!! YEA YEA YEA God!!

Loved the "Klingon" questions - and party idea - you are so creative girl!!! You put me to shame!! My husband is a HUGE TREKY FAN - when we first got married - I asked the same questions - "What's a Klingon??? Doesn't Worf look like a "pug" dog?? And "Q" just cracked me up, especially when he says, "Is there a Jon Luck Pick-ard here?"

And guess what has kept me from really reading your great story - and made me fail you as a friend??? Yes, you guessed it baseball!!!

We are in the same boat - doling out more money to "watch" our son play, and then giving the left over change to the consession stand for Gatorade and "push-pops"...And scarfing down "hot dogs" or pizza in between games...while sitting in the cold windy day - and getting our faces burnt to a crisp - And holding our breath when my son is pitching, catching, hitting, stealing, playing Center Field or Third Base, hoping he slides FEET first and doesn't get hurt while doing so - and is SAFE!!!...and yelling at the umps for making the 'bad' calls!! I am so there with ya girl!! And I get to do it again this weekend for yet another Tourney!

But, truth is - I love every minute of it!!

How are you enjoying the new house??

I really can't wait to read your story!! And please forgive this busy Hungarian who hasn't read it yet!! Love ya~!

audrey` said...

Hi Marianne
To God be the glory!
He had healed you :)

Ciera said...

Ah Klingons....Have you heard where there's going to be a new Trek Movie coming out?

Dennie McDonald said...

glad you're feling better! my FIL gets those all the time; he had to stop eating ice cream so much {shrugs{

Nick Zegarac said...

Oh boy, kidney stones. One of the most painful of all ailments despite what many who've never had them think. Hope your on the mends. Great post. First cartoon gives new meaning to the phrase, Rhino-plasti!!!

M. C. Pearson said...

Kimber~ we are so alike it scares me! Don't worry about the it when you get time! ;)

Audrey~ AMEN!

Ciera~ I heard it won't be out until 2008? But which crew will it be about?

Dennie~ NOOOOOOO!!!!! I'll just drink more water. :)

Nick~ I must have had an itsy bitsy one because my pain wasn't as bad as I've heard it could be...thank God!

Trinity13 said...

Glad you finally have no kidney pain! Thank the Lord!!!

Btw, I love both STTNG and STV! I watched them everytime they were on tv! It was a great bonding time with my dad.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are okay
I am a fan of the old star trek and the very hammy William shatner:)myself
And i've seen all of the movies

A new one?

Amy said...

Oooo, my dad gets kidney stones and they are awful. Glad yours is better!!

Hehe, the Star Trek stuff sounds fun.

Ballpoint Wren said...

Ouchee, Mimi. I know women who've had them and say they are worse than childbirth. I thought childbirth was bad enough, I can't imagine something worse.

I'm glad you passed it, though. Now you have to drink lots of water! If you don't have to pee all day, you're not drinking enough!

Anonymous said...

i'm glad you're feeling better now. praise God! luv yah, sis!

M. C. Pearson said...

Trin~Growing up, I was the only one who seemed to like Star Trek but MY family loves it! (Dave isn't as keen but the boys are fascinated!)

Msdee~ Even...if...he...talks...stragely! Hee hee.

B Wren~ I know, I know...I keep telling myself to drink. *Sigh* My teeth are floating now!

Pia~ Thank you sweet friend...I'm still praying for ya!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I enjoyed this post. About the kidney stones, I used to have this pastor who had them and was told to eat lemons, even the peel, they dissolve the stones. He swears by this, said he was dying with them and now doesn't have a problem at all. Just thought I'd pass this on.

Anonymous said...

too funny:)

Ciera said...

from what I've read---the new movie will be about Kirk and Spock meeting in the Academy and stuff like that. Perhaps they'll get what's left of the old crew together to play their grandparents or something...

Wren said...

Now that would be pretty cool! I want a movie with the Voyager crew, though. For instance, I want to know what happened when they got home. I know there are books, but I haven't read them yet.

M. C. Pearson said...

LLL~ It's funny, I've been having lemons in my water lately so I will drink I have a good excuse to keep doing it! LOL! Thanks!

Msdee~ I loved the post about your hubby!

Ciera~ So, they are casting new kids for the original roles? Cool...I'd like to see the Kirk try to imitate his speech. Ha! That would be fun looking at all the auditions,eh?

Wren~ Ya! I want one of Voyager too. I haven't read the books either...I just love watching Trek stuff. Too fun!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I hope you get better very soon Mimi!

Ciera said...

LOL!!! yeah!!



Chris Well said...

Star Trek Murder Mystery party we hosted

Wow! That is cool! I didn't know such a thing existed ...

M. C. Pearson said...

Dana~ Thank you, sweetie!


Chris~ Hey! Long time no is the book selling? I'll visit you again really soon. I'm about to post about the mystery party. Heh.

Cinder said...

Hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day...God bless you ;D !

Elizabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day, Mimi!

M. C. Pearson said...

Cinder & Elizabeth~ Happy Mommy Day to you, too!

cube said...

How can anyone not be well informed about all things Trek? Sheesh! Anyway, I'm glad you're out there helping these poor people get with it ;-)

Jaime H. said...

Love the post!!!!

Any word from Nelson?