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batyatoon ([personal profile] batyatoon) wrote2016-05-01 04:41 pm

* not actually dead

Every so often I remember that (a) most of you here don't follow me on tumblr, and (b) I don't post the kind of personal stuff on tumblr that I used to post here all the time, and what that means is that people aren't getting updated about important stuff in my life. For instance I don't think I've actually posted about it here at all since my relatively recent health troubles started. WOOPS. Some of you already know bits of it; I think I've sort of been stalling on saying anything here until I could put together a coherent and cleverly worded post about it? For some reason?

1. OKAY SO HI EVERYBODY it turns out I've got kidney stones. Have known this for roughly six months, ish, and have been getting various forms of tests and treatment, punctuated by exciting visits to the emergency room -- most recently last Thursday night, just into the last two days of Pesach. I was able to go home Friday afternoon, after another visit to ambulatory surgery to have some new hardware installed; I already had one on the right and now I've got a matched pair. Whee. I'm really hoping to be able to step up the further procedures to finally get rid of the stones (and thus also the hardware, which isn't terribly comfortable). I am assured by my doctor that this is not-repeat-not in any way likely to be a life-threatening issue, and given successful treatment, shouldn't have any long-term impact on quality of life either. I really hope he's right.

2. Unrelated to my health, another thing I really wish I'd posted about sooner: being the Interfilk guest at FKO last month was an honor and a delight, and I hope we get to go back on occasion in future. Phil Mills got some lovely photos of my concert, along with many others; there's also a video of Mark Bernstein leading and directing a choral performance of "Green Hills of Earth." (If anyone here has video of my concert, or knows anyone else who does, please let me know.)

3. This is neither particularly coherent nor particularly cleverly worded, but if I don't just sigh and hit the Post To button anyway, it'll never go up.
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2016-05-01 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad that your kidney stones are getting sort and the concert sound great.
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2016-05-01 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Yikes! Refuah shelmaih on the kidney stones.
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[personal profile] filkerdave 2016-05-02 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Good luck on the kidney stones.

I surely don't follow you on Tumblr because my Tumblr exists mostly to post pictures that I don't want to drop elsewhere.
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[personal profile] rymenhild 2016-05-02 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
ugggh, kidney stones. I'm sorry! Keep feeling better.
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[personal profile] vivien 2016-05-02 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Egads, kidney stones. That is zero fun. I hope all goes well and quickly!
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[personal profile] silveraspen 2016-05-02 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
I simply can't keep up with Tumblr at present, although I am clearly going to have to do a better job. Yay Interfilk, boo kidney stones!

<33333 !!!
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[personal profile] varadia 2016-05-02 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Kidney stones are the worst. I hope they get handled and you feel better soon.

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[personal profile] camwyn 2016-05-02 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Gyaaaa. You have my deep and abiding sympathies on the stones. Is the doctor making you drink lemonade or fiddle with your diet in any way?
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[personal profile] genarti 2016-05-02 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh nooooo, kidney stones! By all accounts they suck terribly. I hope the stents do their job, and that the future contains no more exciting emergency room visits, egad.

But I'm glad FKO was fun! And I love all those photos. (Hello, familiar faces!)

(I do follow you on tumblr, but I have never ever been able to keep up with tumblr anyway, so it's extremely hit or miss whether I see a given post. Wanting all my friends to post on DW is completely hypocritical because I barely remember to post like once every six months, but all the same I'm delighted every time I do see a post go up to let me know what's going on in a friend's life!)
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[personal profile] mneme 2016-05-02 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds ow-ish. I hope the kidney stone issue is now or will be soon permanently resolved. FKO was fab; thanks for letting me participate in your concert!
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[personal profile] attractivegeekery 2016-05-02 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Kidney stones are the absolute worst.
Stents are a close second.

I am sending all the very best thoughts your way.

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[personal profile] campkilkare 2016-05-08 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Ack! I never check this anymore so I had no idea. :( Kidney stones are terrible and I hope they can be eradicated successfully.