I really have not made any updates... mostly because there is nothing really to say. The most newsy thing was my first kidney stone, but in a fit of total misjudgment, I did not think to take a picture of it. It looked like an okra seed that fell out in the deep fryer.
As an aside to those that say "you cannot afford health insurance if you are unemployed" I say "Nay". We have an enormous deductible policy for not-very-much. This turned out to have a huge benefit side effect: Even though I have to pay all the bills myself, they have to pass through the insurance company. They bicker and argue with the hospital and make them knock 1/3 off the price, then say "now you pay it." I really cannot complain.