As part of the preparation for my lithotripsy tomorrow (June 18), I had a couple of x-rays taken yesterday.
The x-rays are to make sure of the location of the kidney stone – so the doctor knows where to aim.
As always, I got a copy of the x-ray on CD for my own use. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to plug the disk into my computer until about 10 PM last night.
Way early this morning, I arrived at the office of my urologist before the staff made it. I left a note asking my doctor to look at the x-ray. If he couldn’t see the stone either, I suggested we had two choices: get a CT-scan, OR cancel the lithotripsy.
I was sent home with a promise the doctor would call. That was at 8 AM.
By 11:30 AM, I gave up and called the urologist’s office. Sure enough, no one had seen my note. I waited on the line until I got an answer. I was SHAKING.
“The doctor can see the stone,” I was told.
I looked harder on my copy.
Sure enough, there it is – my circle.
(The wires on the top right are my pacemaker leads.)