Well, it finally happened last evening. My friend the kidney stone is now free. Attached is a picture of it.
Actually, of course, this picture is not really my stone. Mine was miniscule in comparison. But this is a stone that was surgically removed from an eleven-year-old boy in Afghanistan.
I cannot imagine the pain he was in. We can complain about doctors and medical costs and insurance all we want but we are so fortunate to have a medical system here in the states that probably never would have allowed something like this to develop undiagnosed.
Here's a link to the story if you're interested. Maybe say a few prayers today for folks all over the globe who do not have the benefit of the medical system we have here in the states.