How to pass a kidney stone during class and miss a Springsteen concert.

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My kidney stone waiting for the right moment to strike!

Chuck Norris would have been proud. Last week during my class, I was suddenly jolted by a pain shooting from the left side of my back (‘flank’) carrying right through to my left side of my lower abdomen. My immediate thought was, “What did I eat for lunch?”. None of the students even noticed my discomfort because that day, they were doing an activity in groups, so they weren’t paying much attention to me at the front of the classroom. However, I’m pretty sure that if I was standing at the front of the room talking to them, they probably would have wondered why my upper body suddenly contorted in pain for a few seconds.

Then the pain struck again, this time with me dropping an ‘F-bomb’ under my breath followed by a cold sweat, so I thought I’d better sit down. As time went on,  [Read more…]

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Show students who’s the boss of the lecture hall.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. 2003 world tour. 18,500 tickets sold in one hour. I think I got through to the online ticket agency at the :58 minute mark because the best ticket I could find was behind the stage. It was a huge disappointment for sure, but it was still better than nothing. However, when I walked into the arena, I quickly noticed that the [Read more…]

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