(Snork. There are a lot of Mensans who need to read the green quote above. More than a few seem to think that high scores alone should somehow get them acclaim - even though they have accomplished little else in their lives. In fact, too many are a burden.)
I'm feeling a little like April 2 of 2011, when I ended up in a White Plains hospital for four days, with a nasty kidney.
I've still got the stone in the left kidney. It can't be zapped because of my fragile capillaries. But a plethora of tests over the past year has said it isn't moving and hasn't grown. That doesn't mean I can't throw another stone, though, or that the right kidney is immune.
I've got that "something's off" feeling.
[But that could be the heat and oppressive humidity.]
I've got a pain in my lower back, in pretty much the same place as in April 2011.
[But I often have pain in my lower back, that's normal. And it does seem to be sensitive to posture, which in theory the kidney wouldn't be.]
I keep feeling like I have to piddle and poop, just like in April 2011.
[But I ate a quinoa mix late Thursday that's given me all kinds of problems ever since. Probably the dried onions in it. It's been pretty obvious that my body wants to get rid of every trace of it. The flatulence has been incredible, like an enormous blast every 15 minutes yesterday.]
I don't have any blatant nausea or fever, but my stomach does feel off. For one thing, it's hanging out and I can't hold it in. I don't want anything around my waist - not even panty elastic. It feels like there's a rock inside, just above the navel. And I'm not interested in food. I feel like I've got a lump in my throat and a tiny touch of acid reflux.
[Well, ice cream sounds good. Maybe it IS the heat and humidity, and the remaining effects of the quinoa.]
I feel blah, and I'm hoping it has nothing to do with the kidney. I'm hoping it all goes away pretty soon.