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. 


  1. I can just picture you using your needle gauge on the tablets... Way to put it into a measurement system we all understand!
    Feel better soon! Sending good thoughts your way.

  2. Ow! Oooow! Owowowow! And boys have a longer urethra to pass them through. Thank GOD you're a woman!

    Bananas have lots of potassium. So does orange juice. You poor baby!! Is there anything we can do for you?

    Love that you used your needle gauge on the pills!

  3. Interesting that you didn't know you were low on potassium. I usually suffer leg cramps when my potassium's low.

    Nothing like a horse pill to start your day.


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