Suddenly things changed. I now have an understanding of, “as in the sudden-ness of child birth.” This morning just after my normal bowl of oatmeal and a banana, it hit me. Reading the paper did not help. Less than an hour later my Dad arrived to take me to the ER. Maybe it was my appendix. Or, it was a kidney stone.
We navigated rush hour traffic and arrived at the hospital just as another wave of pain grew stronger. After the normal texts for pain in the abdomen, the ER Doctor announced I would get to keep my appendix. But, I would want to get rid of the kidney stone. Now I wait.
The sudden interruptions of pain, like Cohen’s sudden drop to the floor, gave me time to work on a friend’s website and upload a video of Cohen I have had for several weeks. Watching the grandsons in videos certainly helps take the mind off the pain, even if it does little to reduce it.