Today is Copper’s Day off. In fact, he has been home from work for about a week, and he will be home through next weekend. The poor guy has been dealing with kidney stones. We’ve travelled this road before and often, though it’s been awhile since his last episode. It’s been several years since he’s had stones large enough to require surgery, but one of his stones this time around is 8mm.
When I first saw that 8mm number on the radiology report, I thought it was a typo. Then I saw the scan with a 7.9mm stone clearly marked on the screen. Wow. Just wow. Copper had a surgical procedure last week on Tuesday, and he’s scheduled for Lithotripsy this Friday. I’m praying that the Lithotripsy will be successful in smashing that
ginormous boulder stone to smithereens.
Wedding planning is progressing well, though at a pretty frantic pace. We eagerly check the mailbox every day for response cards, and have had fun opening them to see who will be there to share in Sean and Dani’s special day on December 29.
My closet is filling quickly with suits for my two boys, who will both be groomsmen, three flower girl dresses, a mother of the bride dress, and, very soon, a wedding gown. Dani chose to wear my wedding gown, and we expect to pick it up from the alterations lady in the next few days. She will be such a beautiful bride!
Copper’s retirement clock continues its countdown, too. It won’t be long until almost every day will be Copper’s day off!