Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 29 - You think this is hard...

You think this is hard... That's what starts some of Sue Sylvester's lines on the television show "Glee" that my friends and I like to watch.  I remember that one of the times she mentioned it, she said "You think this is hard, I'm passing a kidney stone."  I know now how that feels because I have a kidney stone.  I spent more of yesterday at the doctor's office, drinking this nasty tasting barium and waiting for a CAT scan, with suspected appendicitis.   That was not fun at all.  Don't ever drink barium unless forced.  It was this white liquid that looked like milk with a little thicker consistency.  It tasted a little chalky with a hint of sweet flavoring.  But the aftertaste was a killer and I couldn't rinse out my mouth with water until I was done.  I drank one cup of it and waited an hour in the boring waiting room, then drank another half cup and waited for half an hour before getting poked twice because they couldn't get the IV in my arm before the CAT scan that only took ten minutes.  All to find out that I had a kidney stone.  Not my best day.  I spent the rest of the day on my parent's floor, between feeling okay and throwing up from the barium. 

Let's just say that my writing had not been happening the past few days and I'm still at least 3,000 words from finishing Camp NaNoWriMo in two days.  I can do it, but it will have to take some motivation since I also need to hardcore do some packing to move in a few days.  Gah... bad timing.  At least it didn't happen when I was moving or before the wedding I'm going to next week.  That wouldn't be fun.

Hopefully it passes soon and I can move on.  It's definitely not fun.

Current word count - 46,625
Words-to-go:  3,375

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