Monday, February 9, 2015

Clean Kidneys and a New Scarf

A few days ago I had a doctor's appointment with my urologist, which included a renal ultrasound prior to meeting with the doctor. I was worried that the ultrasound would show more of those tiny, sand-sized kidney stones that I've been plagued with for the past several years, and that my doctor would want to do surgery to clean everything out again. Obviously, surgery is not my favorite thing. Even though it's a minor surgery, it's still quite an ordeal overall, considering all of the long doctor's appointments/procedures that go along with having surgery. So, I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.

When I saw the doctor she reviewed the findings of the ultrasound and said that everything is looking good at the moment, and I don't have any new kidney stones. (Yes!) She's adjusting my medications, though, and wants to see me again in two months before she goes on maternity leave. I'm glad everything checked out well this time, and with any luck my appointment in April will go just as well.

My doctor is so sweet and I really love her. Just knowing that I get to see her makes those long, dreaded trips to the urologist a little more tolerable. I think she really likes me, too. In fact, she even bought me a gift…a scarf. She told me to open it and tell her if I honestly liked it. She said she was shopping, saw the scarf, and she saw a display of personalized keychains (one with an 'h' and another with a 'j') right next to the scarves. When she saw my initials on those keychains she thought it was a sign that it was the right scarf. My mom opened it and it was perfect! It's seafoam green with purple butterflies. Seafoam is my favorite color (with purple being a close second), and I love butterflies! My doctor chose well, because the scarf is very "me." It's pretty, and I like pretty things! :)


This American Wife said...

What a sweet doctor! I've never had a doctor even give me a gift, not to mention receive a sign about whether to not it was the perfect gift. Lovely scarf, too!

This American Wife said...

Also, delighted to hear that you had clean kidneys! Here's to more stone-free time ahead.

Lisa Ehrman said...

I'm so happy for you! No surgery is such great news :)

Clifford Daniel said...

A doctor’s appointment can be scary at times, not because of the doctor himself, but the news he might bring at the end of the appointment. Thankfully, this wasn't the case. That being said, it’s really an advantage to have a doctor like her, who has your best interests in mind. Take care!

Clifford Daniel @ HealthJump

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