According to the urologist I saw yesterday for my kidney stones, "Obese people are just harder to treat." Not the kind of statement that inspires confidence in your healthcare provider. And now I'm between a rock (a 6 mm rock that's caught between my kidney and bladder and doesn't seem to be moving on its own) and a hard place. The pain is so intense I don't really want to have to shop around for a fat friendly doctor - I just want it done. But when someone says to me that everything they can do for me will be complicated by the fact that I'm fat, it makes me nervous.
The procedure is tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me.