This fucking sucks

I have a kidney stone

Surprise surprise, there’s a kidney stone visible on my X-ray. The doctor wants an IVP. This involves a 48 hour preparation period during which I’m not allowed to eat or drink anything except:

  • Clear vegetable broth
  • Clear fruit juice (e.g. apple)
  • White bread (with no butter)

So I went to the supermarket to stock up, and also got some clear Gatorade and a can of Red Bull (in case of emergencies). I picked out some bread mix; thanks to the bread machine, I’ll at least be able to eat tasty white bread.

The preparation period also involves an industrial-strength laxative, and a suppository which I’ve been warned in advance will be difficult to cope with, though they don’t say exactly why.

With the memory of the ER still fresh in my mind, I think I’m going to do it. If it hadn’t been for that hellish evening, I think I might have procrastinated.