Friday, October 27, 2006

How to Turn Your Life Upside Down in 24 Hours (in 10 easy steps)

1. Have your spouse wake up with lower back pain.
2. Have the pain be so bad, you take him to the ER.
3. Have the ER give a preliminary diagnosis of kidney stones and run more test.
4. Have two CT scans and an ultrasound run.
5. Have the scans show a strange mass on your spouse's right kidney that they don't know what it is.
6. Spend 12 hours at the ER, then go home with no news really and an appt. with an urologist.
7. Go to the Urologist and have her and her partner tell you that the mass needs to come out.
8. Have them also tell you that in order for the mass to come out, the whole kidney needs to come out.
9. Also, they don't know if it's cancerous or not until the kidney comes out.
10. This all needs to happen in the next 3 weeks.

Of course, we're going to get a second opinion and see a kidney specialist, but we're both terrified.

I just wish it was me instead.


David Thomas said...


My best wishes go out to both of you and your family. That's a horrifying experience. I hope you get much better news in the near future.

In the mean time there is a video you may like to watch called "The Secret". You may have heard of it, it was released earlier this year.

It's helping me with my running and I believe it could help you and your partner.

Best wishes


The Secret ::: Official Release of The Secret Movie

Nicole said...

Oh Erika.....How terrifying! I'll be praying for all of you. Please email me if you need ANYTHING.