I have had a cold for the last few days, my Multiple Sclerosis is very active and last night I passed a kidney stone. Because of the bitterly cold weather at my parent’s (and other U.S. locations), I dare not say it got cold here…. but it did get much cooler than usual for Bogotá standards and I am blaming that on my getting a cold. My MS has had my legs weaker than usual and my balance has caused me to fall a couple of times in the apartment. So with two things kicking my ass, why not a third? I have had kidney stones 4 times before and this must have been a small one because it did pass in one night, but the pain was very familiar! My Colombian health insurance has a 30 day waiting period and I am only on day 4 so I self medicated with Dolex (Colombian Tylenol). Once maybe twice a year I have issues with kidney stones and do not find it any easier when they return. I did survive and my friend David was handy just in case I decided to try the uninsured visit to the emergency room.