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I have my stent removed tomorrow, which will hopefully mark the end of my long run of stonyness. I say hopefully because the nurse told me that I may experience back spasms that feel similar to the kidney stone after they remove the stent.

Apparently they apply some gel to numb me, and then just go to town with removing the stent. It is supposed to be over in a minute or two. I've read mixed reviews - some say that it doesn't hurt, that it just feels weird. Others say it hurts a lot.

Even if I do get back spasms, though, they are supposed to settle down shortly afterwards. I think I'll be in good shape.

Although I laid on my couch for a good portion of the holiday weekend, I did get out for a haircut, and for my neighbor's croquet / gin drinking in the shade party. The haircut was with Connie, who has been cutting my hair for the past year and a half or so. She's seen me through a lot - losing my job, being without a job, going on trips, not sure if i was getting a job, getting a job - keeping me looking good the whole time. It was my last cut with her. She got prego and is moving off to Vegas with her soon-to-be fiancée. Awesome. I am actually going to miss her, though. She was all kinds of cool.

The afternoon party was hella awesome, too. I just brought two big pitchers of lemonade with strawberries in it because I knew that I wouldn't be drinking gin, and I didn't even play croquet, but I still hung out there for several hours. And people totally dug my lemonade. Either that, or they were drunk and they could drink it with gin. We hung out in a park just off of Berwyn street, west of Lake Shore Drive. There is a huge willow tree there, and it has sort of become our hang-out spot over the past couple of years.

I made my way back home around 5pm, and saw some of my neighbors sitting out on their front lawn. I sat in the grass with Kate, Larry, and Menachem while their their cats roamed the yard. It was a relaxing end to the weekend, and I didn't even have to move around a lot.

Date: 2012-05-30 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drivebyluna.livejournal.com
I tried playing croquet once. I was doing so poorly that halfway through the game I just said "Screw this shit" and walked away.

Date: 2012-05-30 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] themiddlestates.livejournal.com
Hahaha . . . awesome. I don't think that people take this too seriously, either.

Date: 2012-05-30 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bibliofile.livejournal.com
Glad you got to spend some time outdoors. It was so nice that day!

Also glad that you seem to be recovering properly.

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