Well, since you asked, I spent Friday and Saturday in the hospital. Three rather large 9mm Kidney stones decided that the doctors in 1999; ("they're too big to move and cause problems!") didn't know beans! Tuesday night, I got a terrible pain in my side and lower back.
My body does not like me working over my head and after teaching a class in the morning, I did some work on the drop ceiling in the studio. Came home and had to replace a ballast in a light fixture in the basement. The ceiling height is 7'2" which made it awkard, stretching to get it done. Thought that was the source of trouble. (Also forgot what the last stone passes - 2mm, felt like). So, take a pain pill and pretty much just laid around till Friday before going to see a doctor. My regular was booked solid, so I saw a different one.
After a lengthy discussion, he didn't like some of my answers to his questions and my age of 67, high blood pressure, overweight led him to want to have the hospital ER check me out for a possible heart problem. Since Barb was down with the stomach flu, I was by myself.
I drove the 10 minutes to the hospital, where they decided I had Kidney problems, so they kept me over and installed a stint to allow better urinary flow. Got home Saturday night and lazed yesterday. Called the Urologist today and he is out all week. Waiting for a call back as how we're going to proceed.
Net results - didn't get my second platter and bowl done for a commission, didn't get to go to the riverfront market, and had to re-schedule a class.
Not my favorite weekend, but it could have been worse.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"