October 18, 2016 3:34 PM
I placed two DVDs I had bought last night on an outdoor table where someone would find them. I had burned them to my computer and didn’t need them anymore. Then I walked next door to get some coffee.
As soon as I stepped up to the counter, the barista gave me a free breakfast sandwich because she’d made an extra one by mistake.
Sometimes it works that way: Do a good deed. Get a good deed. Usually not that fast though. It felt conscious. It felt grateful. Like I’d given Her a gift and She’d given me one right back.
I saw the urologist yesterday. I asked her what she would do in my position and she said she’d find an area where she wanted to spend 3-6 months and see the VA there. The treatment could take two visits, or it could take two dozen depending on how the stone responded to them.
She wrote me a couple ‘scripts—one for pain flare-ups and one to dilate the kidneys so the stone has less chance of blocking the passage of urine (which is what causes the pain). The stone is too large to pass on its own (1.8cm) so I’ll have to do something—I won’t be able to just ignore it and hope it goes away—but it hadn’t bothered me before so I’m not too concerned about it bothering much now (at least not right now).
I’ll probably contact Prescott, AZ (where I signed up for the VA coverage earlier this year) and see if I can set up an appointment over the phone, but not now.
Now I’m just going to chill by this pleasant little mountain stream that I’m calling home for a day or two.