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 Blockbuster.com 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 bar...hot 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!