OK... so *that* wasn't on the evening agenda (but technology rocks!)
So yesterday, I was prepared for a somewhat quiet evening. But you know the definition of "life"... that which happens between planning and reality.
Sue came downstairs around 5:30 pm saying that she just had a rapid onset of pain on her right side, complete with nausea and chills. After 30 minutes, it was getting worse, so we called the doctor. His instructions were to head to the emergency room post-haste. Turns out she has a kidney stone of the 4 mm variety. After some hydration and pain control, we got home around 11:15 pm and I took off to the pharmacy to get the prescriptions filled. I think I finally turned out the light around 1 am or so, after sending the obligatory "I won't be into work today" email to all the people who were on my calendar. Fortunately, she's in considerably less pain now, and with any luck all will pass (or has passed, pun somewhat intended) without any additional intervention. But I'll be around, trying to stay awake and be available for anything she needs (such as the already-early-morning-run to the store for some fluids).
Ah, but now the inner geek takes over... To diagnose/confirm the problem, they gave her a CAT scan. I got to stand with the tech as the images came up on the console. Talk about cool! I now know my wife inside and out... literally. We saw the meds she had been given about 30 minutes prior (at least the ones that hadn't come back up yet). Then we sliced through layer by layer until the stone showed up... front to back, side to side, etc. I think he was having just as much fun showing off as I was asking questions and watching. In fact, when the doctor came in, he asked if I had a medical background, as I was answering some of his questions on diagnosis and location of the stone like I knew what was going on. :)
Anyway... today is going to be one of those days where the craving for a short nap will take over at least one. I haven't looked in the mirror, but I'm sure the bags under my eyes have bags. And talking about strange dreams last night... All hospital-based, of course...