Yesterday was very eventful for me. I rode my bike to my ultrasound appointment, and almost made it before I got an extremely intense pain in my kidney and collapsed on the lawn of a church ( directly across from the ultrasound lab, and fortunately, the hospital). A kind stranger stopped to see if I was Ok, and then ran across to the hospital to get help. By the time he returned, with a wheel chair, the pain had subsided, so I walked with him to the hospital, convinced the people at the desk that I didn’t need to stay, and went on to my appointment. The pain came back while the ultrasound was bring done. The radiologist was very scared because I started sobbing. She ran out and got a more experienced radiologist, and also a Styrofoam cup full of water and a big hand full of Kleenex! So much for no garbage. I didn’t say any thing because I was in too much pain and I knew she was just trying to help. Oh why does styrofoam still exist? It is the bain of my existence. Back to the adventure, the older woman did a bit more imaging and then let me go to the bathroom. The pain didn’t return again. My kidneys just don’t like it when I have to pee that badly, I guess. I never even got the stranger’s name. I wonder what he was doing, that he dropped to help me. About 5 people passed before he stopped to help, and I was so grateful that he did. So, Thank you stranger, and thanks to all of you who take time out of their busy schedule to help their fellow creatures.