Monday, March 23, 2009

HELP I really need to know the answer!

I've been having back pain and these episodes where the pain becomes so severe in my back and stomach that I literally fall on the floor and am in awful pain. This lasts a few minutes and then stops. So I saw the doctor on Friday and he is sending me to a urologist to check for kidney stones and such.
I called to make an appointment to see the urologist. I was on hold while they were dealing with something else going on in the office. As I was waiting I began to wonder...what makes a doctor choose this specialty? I can understand the fascination with the brain, heart, or obstetrics, but what makes a doctor decide that urine is what they want to surround their days?
This is really making me curious now. Curious enough that I'll probably end up asking the doctor. I'm sure he won't appreciate my question, but I must know.

So if you are a urologist, married to one, family to one, or simply know the answer to this question; don't be shy. This is a must know for me.


The Stein Family said...

Gotta be better than proctology, right?

Cornbread said...

They do cross over somewhat.

kim said...

I had similar pains. It was gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed last year. To much informatin? Also, I have an award for you on my blog.

Heather said...

Kim- Thank you for the award. So sweet.
Fortunately we can rule out gallbladder and apendix b/c I've had both those removed. I totally need to blog that story.