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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

…my stones. Who cares? I’ll let you know if they roll or gather moss.



Ladies and Gentlemen….

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

imagesThe Roving Stones!

“Say what?”

I was sitting across the urologist after being admitted to the hospital via the VIP entrance – the Emergency Room. A backstage pass was quickly given to me by my doctor and, at the gate, I loudly yelled the password: “EEEIIIIEEEYAH!!!!!

I’ve had kidney stones before but not like this signature collection of razor-sharp rock stars that started shooting like drunken rockets through my kidneys, bladder, and urethra franklin, all searching for the daylight dancing in a bowl of porcelain. Why they started all at once is anyone’s guess. Maybe they know something about my health the doctors don’t – and they’re all trying to exit via the shortest route (oh, shut up).

“What we do,” Dr. Uro said, “is go underneath with a lit scope, a laser, and a sound-wave machine to shoot the stones into pieces, and then we put in stints so they’ll pass.”  I’ve seen Rochester city work crews filling pot holes with less equipment.

“Underneath?”, I asked skeptically.

“Yes, through the opening of your penis.”

“Say what?”

TOMORROW – Part II – “It’s No Big Thing”