Got Stone & Got Stoned!

Saturday: (August 11) labor pains begin; awake all night

Sunday: woke John 7am; arrived ER at 7:10 (2 min drive); got in right away; IV; X-rays; scan thingy; sugary drink; another scan thingy; cool meds

Monday: at hospital; totally stoned; surgery: went to sleep; gave birth to half-inch kidney stone; stent inserted (aka garden hose in the urethra); woke up; home by 8 pm; ice cream; spoiled by John

Tuesday to Sunday: happy drugs; cast out lots of little stones; completely stoned; more ice cream

Monday: more x-rays; stent removed; more happy pills

Tuesday: looked at list of 200 e-mails; took nap and played solitaire instead

Wednesday to Saturday: looked at steadily growing list of e-mail; took nap and played solitaire instead

Sunday: Will make plans for back-to-work on Monday!

About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

3 Responses to Got Stone & Got Stoned!

  1. Pegi says:

    OUCH!!! I had that once, too, but it turned out that instead of a stone I had an ovary the size of a grapefruit and it twisted itself!!!!!! Hope you feel better and don’t worry about the emails……well, ‘cept mine. LOl!!!!


  2. Thank you Pegi!

    Ohhhh! That does sound very painful! Hopefully, you recovered quickly!

    Your post reminded me that I once had an “ovarian cyst” that turned out to be my son, Benjamin! (a happy little mistake with the original diagnosis)


  3. szybki kredyt bez zdolnosci kredytowej says:

    My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at net,
    except I know I am getting familiarity all the time by reading such nice articles or reviews.


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