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Pain August 16, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Catholicism, Family, Personal.

Boy, I thought I knew what pain was all about.

Then I got hit -very suddenly- this evening by a kidney stone.  Utterly and completely distracting.  Thank GOD for drugs.  they gave me a shot of Dilaudid and that did wonders for the pain. . but first was 30 minutes of undiluted, groaning misery.  Apparently some women claim kidney stones are worse than labor.

Not having been through labor, I can’t compare. . .but it surely does give further empathy for laboring mothers.  Pain is a remarkably clarifying event in one’s life.

Yes, I’m still looping on the Dilaudid, so this post is sure to ramble.

Mu daughter was celebrating her 15th birthday here with a bunch of friends. . .as my concerned wife bundled me into the car to take me to the ER.  I tried to smile and look relaxed.  <Monica later suggested that I looked frail.

My wife was a HUGE support.  A great illustration of “for better or worse.”  I was worse in this case. . .and she was right there the whole time.

And I kept thinking as I squirmed in pain “God, at least make use of this for someone else’s benefit.”

And that little mantra did help.



1. Joe - August 17, 2006

Sorry to hear that, Hoody. We’ll keep the prayers up.

2. demolition65 - August 18, 2006

Thanks, JOe. I’m doing a TON better now. . .but Wednesday night. . .as this post shows, was rather rough.

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