Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I *heart* Kaiser

I'm consistently impressed by my health care provider, Kaiser Permanente. As with every visit, I barely have to wait 5 minutes before I'm seen. My general care practitioner answers even the seemingly most inane health questions of mine with patience and good humor, and though I know he's got other patients, he totally takes his time and never acts like he's in a rush.

This morning, I had my second follow-up re: my ER visit. I've got a clean bill of health. The sample taken by the urologist only 2 days after the ER sample was completely clear, too fast for the medication to make a difference. The specialist and my general practitioner both think that the sample was contaminated. Their shared diagnosis is that I passed a kidney stone. Damn, it hurt, but no permanent damage. I just need to remember to drink lots of water, something I'm really, really bad about.

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