Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Out one end, in the other
The CT scan shows that the kidney stones are now completely gone; thank god; and tests say they were mainly potassium and calcium. But I still felt like death warmed over one too many times. Turns out, in addition to the kidney stones, I was dangerously low on potassium. Low enough to wind up in the ER getting an IV. The potassium tablets are about 1/2 inch long and about as big around as a US size 10 1/2 needle (and yes, I DID use my needle gauge to find that out). The doctor says they're way bigger than the kidney stones I just got rid of. I don't believe him.