May 15, 2012

Stones and Stent

I had my stent removed this afternoon.

I will save you the gory details.

But let me say that lidocaine is not the best pain killer in the world.

Or at least when you are trying to push a golf ball through a garden hose it is not the best pain killer in the world.

The penny is for scale. They did not push a penny into me. But they did pull that green coil (that is the stent) out of me.

The stones came out about a week ago. They did not hurt.

Here is the whole stent. You can see it in the CT scan in the previous post.

I am glad that is over.
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May 10, 2012

Kidney Stones

Yes, this is me. You can see the stent here. That is my right side:

Here is a stone:

And another in the other kidney:

You can see the stent in cross section (red arrow) and another stone (blue arrow):

The highlights are mine.

With any luck, the stent will be out next week.
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May 5, 2012

Wonderful World

I heard this on the plane coming home. A great version of this song.

May 4, 2012

Flying into Oslo

It was a beautiful day to fly between Frankfurt and Oslo. I woke up just in time to see us cross the coast.

The camera phone really does not do this justice. The islands were popping out as if they had a spotlight on them:

Then the landscape is dotted with small lakes:

and an occasional mine:

There was a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Oslo Airport!

Then I got to my hotel, The Continental, and this is my view:


Home Saturday.

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