Okay, I am home after 7 1/2 hours in the ER.
The doctor believes I DID pass a large stone by the swelling and "scrapes" in the CT scan but there are no more (though I have been know to pass microscopic particles known as "gravel" or "sand") after the fact. She gave me a dose of IV anti-biotic to fend off any infection and hopefully kill anything still in my sinus/tooth/gums. I had two injections of morphine with gravol and one of B12 for anemia. (I am trying it your way Barb
Then she said that there are fatty deposits in my liver and I need to cut back on red meat and alcohol. I eat very little red meat at the best of times and lately haven't really had any. As for alcohol, I would love the occasional glass of wine but do not partake because of my medications. She wants me to follow up on this with my doctor who is now gone for a month. I figure I will just keep on with what I am doing until she gets back.
So I am a pretty tough old bird and I don't think I am going to waste away to nothing any time soon.
As for all my relatives getting sick, Barbara and Fiona, just stop that right now! Andy M, Andy M, I hope you aren't with Catheter anymore...real soon (oh, that really is a groan - You really have to know the movie to get that one)!