I received a note from my Dr. yesterday stating that my CAT scan last week was
"probably normal" which is "probably reassuring" at best.
What they did find was a small unobstructive kidney stone which is most likely the source of the pain I am experiencing. It should pass without any surgical intervention, so I am supposed to do nothing except wait it out, with the aide of pain medication as needed.
So I will continue to take pain meds and offer up the residual pain for the needs of those who are less fortunate than myself. My spiritual director said I could offer up my suffering for those caught up in false accusations of rumors that have their lives torn asunder. Since he didn't specify beyond this wasn't a personal request, one can only speculate as to whether he had someone on the Political landscape in mind!
If anyone else has someone who specifically needs prayers that I can offer up, please let me know.
If my pain continues for more than a week I am to make another appointment, and the Dr. will schedule a colonoscopy. Having survived one of those already, forewarned is forearmed. I am praying that everything passes as it should and there will be no need for the further tests. We all know how much I enjoy those "pleasantly flavored" elixirs from the hospital!