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Had some problems over Thanksgiving, stayed overnight in the hospital, the next day they put a stent in. Now tomorrow, I am going in for the stone removal. They are going to go in with a small laser and break it apart, then just scoop out all of the pieces. Then have to go back in a couple of weeks to get my stent removed
Awwww..... sorry man. Good luck with everything.
Had my first one sophomore year at MSU. Woke up at about 2am with crippling stomach/side pain. I was living in Shaw at the time and left my room to try and figure out what was going on (didn't want to bother my roommate and standing up felt better than laying). Walking and standing alleviated some of the pain so I spent about an hour walking up and down the hallway. Ended up getting really sick in the bathroom. The pain was making me vomit. I went to the front desk and told the girl that I'm sorry but I think she should call an ambulance because something was really wrong. Paramedics showed up and I apologized pretty profusely because all I had was pain and vomiting, there was no real need for them but I felt like I should be checked out and couldn't get to the hospital any other way. They said it was no problem and they were relieved because after a night of drunks and crazies, I was a pretty easy rider for them. They took me to Sparrow where I got checked out and told I had some stones carving their way through me. GF picked me up and brought me back to her dorm in Brody. She had a single so I spent the next couple days there while they passed. The hospital sent me home with Vicodin and that's how I found out I can't handle Vicodin at all (allergies maybe?). I had a horrible reaction and my GF had to take me right back to Sparrow. I vomited uncontrollably for hours. I was dry heaving, as in there was nothing left inside me to come out. I just curled up on the bathroom floor and shook for awhile. We waited for almost SIX HOURS at Sparrow, me causing a scene by vomiting everywhere, and no one came to help. No attention at all. I kept going to the desk asking why they couldn't get me out of that waiting room and they kept telling me I wasn't a priority and to go sit. My GF and I walked to the cafeteria and I ate some apple sauce and we left. Flushed the rest of the pills and dealt with the pain cold turkey for the next two days. It was awful.
Second time was about a month after graduating from MSU. I had just started my new job a few weeks earlier and started feeling really sick one day. Was told I was pale and terrible looking so they sent me home. The pain came when I got home so I went to bed and started trying to prepare myself for what I knew was coming. This time was scary because on the second day I was curled up in my bed in the fetal position, breathing really hard because of the excruciating pain, and I actually started hyperventilating. I started going numb in my feet and hands and I think I had a panic attack. Again, had to hitch a ride to the local hospital and it was much of the same. Told them I couldn't do Vicodin, they couldn't do much for me (no procedures, no ultrasound, nothing) so I was sent back home and dealt with it. Fortunately this one passed in 2-3 days as well.
Now I just live my life in absolute fear of the next one(s) to greet me, lol. Each of those were the worst experience of my life.
Plus one because I had the same experience, only it was my GF that was in the hospital and I was waiting. I don't want to explain the entire sitch, but the situation was terrible for her (the pain) and it was really hard on me because I had to sit and wait with her when I knew it was terrible for her.
I'm sure she really, really appreciated it. Just having someone there can make things a little better.
Feel bad for you guys that can't deal with vicodin. I got my first and only stone in my senior year of high school. Woke my parents up at 2 am, and they insisted I wait it out til morning. I tried that for five minutes and then went back and woke them again so I could go to the hospital. The pain was fairly radiant, so they had to figure out if it was a stone or an appendix issue (that's what I thought it was when I woke up).
After they ID'd it, I went home, took some vicodin, and slept basically all day. Once I got the pain killers, it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it passed pretty quick which was disappointing because I was really enjoying the pills.
Passed a stone in the mid 80's. was the most pain I've ever had in my life. Thought I just hurt my back playing bball but just couldn't never get comfortable. Passing it was actually the easy part it was the move by of the stone that was a killer. Wouldn't wish this experience on anyone.
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I just had one back in August. I went to the hospital for the pain Tuesday morning and stayed overnight on Morphine and then had the surgery the next day. They put the stent in and used a laser to break it up and scoop it out and then was released that day (Wednesday). They left the stent in for about a week. I was in so much pain when I peed when I had the stent in, I couldn't go back to work the rest of the week because I needed the Vicodin that they gave me.
You are awake when they take the stent out. It is supposed to be a somewhat quick procedure, but it took the Urologist two tries to pull the stent out because he dropped it on the first try. It's the most uncomfortable thing you will ever experience.
No stones for me. I had epididymitis once, though. Man, that was a pain in the balls.
Not for me, they said they could either do it in the office, but because I am under 25, they said they could put me asleep for it
Fortunately, this is not my story, but a very good friend of mine self removed his stone with a knitting needle. Just listening to the story made me want some vicodan.
OK, MY FIRST KIDNEY STONE: (Dec, 1994)
I had this pain in my back. Couldnt get it to go away. No matter how I sat, or laid down. Pain. Serious pain. But, I felt like I had to take a good healthy crap. But I couldnt. I kept trying...but couldnt.
My lovely wife was on this diet stuff at the time. It included this "TEA" that is supposed to CLEANSE your innerds. sigh. So she talked me into drinking a glass of it. The only problem is THIS: Kelly had gotten tired of listening to me complain about my back/side/everything hurting, and was certain that a good healthy crap would solve all of lifes problems.
SO, the pain was getting worse. I drank the damn tea and waited. Basically was waiting to crap my brains out, so that I could feel better. But in this time that I was waitng, the pain had shifted. I hurt so freaking bad I thought I was going to cry.
Then the tea kicked in. Im sitting on the terlit, getting rid of everything I have eaten EVER. The chocolate cake from my 18th birthday came flying out, and it was somehow still in the metal pan. I had to flush the terlit about 6 times to keep it from flowing over the top. It was the first time in my life that I knew I was not full of shit. Because I was empty. HOWEVER....the tea was not done. The tea was telling me that I still needed to crap. It didnt care that I was in the middle of a kidney stone...."crap dammit" the tea was tellng me. I was sitting on the terlit, holding my side in agony, while my butt was having the dry heaves!!!!
I finally talked her into taking me to the hospital. While she drove down cedar street.....very slowly, from Mason to Ing Medical on Greenlawn....hitting every pot hole, running over curbs...I was laying back in the passenger seat...screaming because the pain was so bad....and because I could not stop the spasms.
While I was at the Hospital, they took xrays....and hey...YOU HAVE A KIDNEY STONE....but we cannot figure out what else is wrong with you, we should probably run tests to find out why your butt is having the dry heaves..... O. M. FRIKKKKKIN GEEEEEE. Just give me something for the pain....and they did. Dilaudid is still my drug of choice. If I ever become a drug addict, you can easily tell because I will be melted to the sheets by dilaudid.
Back to the story.....so, they cannot figure out the rest of the "symptoms"....they are not normal for kidney stones.............wait for it...............and then my lovely wife leaves the room. When she gets back, she is laughing.....and wiping away tears. And she is apologizing to me. "Im so sorry....I wish i could make you feel better" Ok, cut the BS, why are you suddenly being nice to me. APPARENTLY, my lovely wife had decided that, since i just needed a good crap, that an EXTRA GOOD crap would make me feel even better!!! So that tea that she made me.....was THREE TIMES STRONGER than recommended. IT WAS ALL HER FAULT!!! SHE WAS TRYING TO KILL ME!!!!!!
NOW, let me tell you about the removal of that Stent. Did you ever have one of those cars when you were younger....you know with the rip cord. And you pull the cord out, and it goes "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGG" and the car takes off across the room. Well, that's what this stent thing is.
The first kidney stone, the doc never said a word. He put his hand on my head, and a hand on the stent, and ZZZZZINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG. The pain was worse than the kidney stone.
Kidney Stone #12 came the day I was supposed to move from MI to TN, it involved passing out 3 times, breaking my nose, scraping my face off on the edge of a door, knocking 2 teeth loose, and a 2 day stay in the hospital. (the stent was a story in it;s own on this one. It involved valium, and pain)
#13 was the morning of a job interview. Sat through the interview with the stone...and still got the job.
#14 took 3 months to leave the premises. And I forget it was even there for weeks at a time.....
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If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
Kidney stones is my #2 fear for non-life threatening ailments. It's right behind getting a steroid shot in my ass that hits the sciatic nerve. That was the most pain I've ever been in in my life.
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Had this freshman year of college - didn't dare sit on my bike for like 2 weeks afterwards.
There was a thread like this on the old board, and it was terrifying.
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I was 24 and wasn't given the option to be put to sleep when removing the stent.
I had a GF that had them. They turned her into an (even more) psycho bitch.
Pretty much the same experience for me, except no overnight stays. I've had 3 procedures in the last decade. It's an awful experience.
Honestly, the first few urinations after the procedure to break the stone and insert stent are worse than the kidney stone pain itself.
Few months ago got another stone, but thank god I passed it naturally (after a couple days and nights of on and off excruciating pain).
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I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
Only a pussy would get put to sleep for the stent removal. You haven't lived until you've had a rip cord pulled out of your dick. It helps if it's a 20-something female physician's assistant that's doing the "holding".
They did put me out for the surgery though. But this was about 10-11 years ago, so the laser to break it up wasn't used much, if at all. Instead, they blasted it with sound waves to break it up. Had a huge bruise on my back from that and was sore for several days, like I'd taken a couple of body blows from a professional boxer.
Knock on wood, I haven't had one since.
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mine have all been the "misery" style, and some have had little hooks that get caught. Fun stuff.
Already enough detail about the pain in previous posts but my "cool story bro" moment is my wife driving me to Beaumont at 4am after I had been in agony for hours. Every bump in the road radiates through my back and abdomen like a hot knife. We're heading north on Woodward and have to do the Michigan left to go westbound on 13 Mile Rd. to the emergency entrance. She gets around the blvd. to the light and I can see the hospital and the relief of IV soon to follow. We're sitting there for what seems to be an eternity when I ask the wife why she isn't turning.
"No turn on red"
"Honey, we haven't passed a single car since we got on the road"
"I don't want to get a ticket"
"I don't want to vomit in the car again. Just turn dammit!"
"What if there's a cop near?"
"Ahhhhhhh, ahhhhhhh, ahhhhhh. (pant pant) #$%@# GO THROUGH THE LIGHT!"
"OK, but I'm not paying for the ticket"
our wives are in some sort of sisterhood that I can never understand.
Yep, pissed out a "misery" just a couple months ago.
Last time I had have a procedure done to break up a stone, I had an MRI done to determine the where/how big, etc. Anyway, the MRI technician was a cute young woman, looked to be in her mid 20s. Anyway, we got to chatting and I told her I was trouble with kidney stones. She said something like "Have you ever heard anyone say that kidney stones are more painful than child birth? Well, it's true. I've gone through both."
I still don't believe her and think she was just trying to be nice, but just the fact that she would suggest such a thing tells you how bad they can be.
Sounds like kind of a whore.
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