Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building

Yes, it’s time for another kidney news update.

It turns out that the two days of excruciating agony were my the kidney stone finally leaving the kidney, and making its way through the ureter. It’s now almost at the exit from the ureter to the bladder, and has moved over a centimeter in the last couple of days. (I’ve seen the pictures.)

What this means is that with any luck, by the beginning of next month the problem will have solved itself, though there may yet be some minor unpleasantness as it does so. If not, it should be a simple surgical operation to go in and yank the stone out, with no kidney surgery required.

The other good thing is that since my body has dealt with the stone itself, this is further evidence that there’s no dietary issue I need to deal with. I just need to drink lots.