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OK... She was pretty cute.
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
My last stone in Michigan put me in the hospital for some pretty major testing. (since I passed out 3 times) One of the heart doctors was a little lebanese girl (sorry, no pics) and had seemed very friendly at the time. When my doc in TN got the medical reports he read them to me at my next appt. But not before asking: "So, what did your heart doc look like? Was she hot? Did you get her phone #? The chick apparently had the hots for you"
The comments seemed rather tame to me: "Very nice looking gentleman in his early 40s. Great sense of humor and a charming personality."
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
Since we're talking about the lady docs in these situations, I mentioned in my earlier post the attractive PA that "held" me while the cord was ripped. She also did the follow up appointment a week or two later. While she was inspecting me, it started to move. She was professional and didn't say anything, but my wife was in the room the whole time, and as soon as she left, just busted out laughing. I told my wife, "Sorry, but it suddenly occurred to me that this is the closest I'll ever get to a threesome."
I know, you guys were all hoping that it would go down the road of a porn movie, but it was still funny anyway.
lol, GatorBill is my hero.
Wait, should have kept reading. You are now head and head (PUN!) with MiamiSpartan.
oh crap, now I need to go into detail about some of the others so I can "pull out" to a healthy lead??
All of you have my sympathy. You can bet I'll be reading through this and making any necessary changes in my lifestyle. I DO NOT want to go thru what you guys have been through.
Explains how diet, among other factors, affects the formation of kidney stones. Describes the different types of kidney stones and the procedures for determining what kind of stones a person typically makes. Provides general dietary guidelines for preventing the different types of kidney stones.
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Well crap. I have to see the man about this Thursday. If you don't hear from me for a couple days you'll know why.
My former doc told me to have 1 beer a week, and that will keep the stones from forming. (I wasnt drinking at all at the time). She also said that too many beers will be counterproductive. And anytime my wife and I have been out to dinner and run across my doc (Its a small town, this has happened about 4 or 5 times) Doc sends over a beer for me.
I believe it has helped. It certainly has not hurt.
While the actual extraction of the stent is uncomfortable to say the least, having an old lady nurse handling my junk just prior wasn't a great experience either.
So many cuties at my urologist's office and they send in Flo.
At least your Doc wanted you. Mine fled the room before I could see if the porn movie scenario could actually play out!
Surgery went well, recovery was awesome because of the attractive 20-something nurses that cared for me
Best part of working in a hospital, my friend.
I've heard the same from a female physician. But I would never repeat it. Women get territorial about how men can't understand what they go through, and take pride in carrying the "most painful experience" card around.
Also, not all births or kidney stones are the same. I'm sure the size of the kidney stone, the baby, and the vagina all are factors in pain levels.
I've heard from a couple of women who have gone through both that kidney stones were worse.
Woke up from a dead sleep, thought for sure I was going to have my apendix burst. Drove myself to the hospital, managed to pick one WITHOUT an ER. Collapsed on the floor and luckily 3 nurses saw me, and one drove me and my car to another hospital. Got me right in, put me on morphine, found out I was allergic when I almost stopped breathing. Prescribed me torodol and vicodin and sent me home. Saw the urologist, he also prescribed drinking beer, and then running up and down stairs. Said that's how they do it in the army.
I've never given birth, but kidney stones are actually 3rd on my list of most painful ailments. Number 2 was a gall bladder attack, and the big winner was having an ovarian cyst burst. 3 ER visits in about six months. I feel invincible now.
That sure is a girly problem to have... for a dude.
I had my first and so far only stone the night after my 21st birthday. By the 21st I had given up drinking for a number of different reasons, so my 21st was sober. Around 8PM I felt this throbbing pain in my left side, I took some Ibuprofin and tried to just deal with it. Eventually combined with I think some nyquil I managed to fall asleep around 11 or midnight. Ended up cancelling some plans because my side hurt that bad. My theory at the time was that I had somehow sat on my balls, and that was the reason for the pain. Around 2AM, I woke up in unmanageable pain, so I started to look through to see who I could get ahold of to take me to the hospital. I ended up having to drive across campus myself before getting a ride to Sparrow.
ER was surprisingly quick getting me in, they had me on the morphene right away, and on the way home, which I would guess was about 4AM, maybe 430, I was riding back on Grand River, and had to tell my dad to stop the car and ended up puking all over the street. The abridged version is that I didn't even drink on my 21st birthday and still managed to end up puking in the street and going to the emergency room.
Docs said there was a chance it might not pass, so I went to a Urologist about a week later when it hadn't. They were about to XRay me to look for the stone but I had to piss before then. They asked me to do a piss sample into a cup and I ended up passing it right into their sample cup. Talk about easy delivery.
Sparrow's ER sucks. I was in my first year out of college on my first job when I was struck dumb with pain. Puking repeatedly. I thought I was dying.
My wife picks me up and takes me to urgent care. They gave me a morphine iv. Sweet, sweet morphine. They told me to go to Sparrow ER the next day. We go and wait 8 effing hours. I'm puking everywhere from pain but to no avail. They basically sent me home after a host of tests by saying "Yep, you've got a stone. Call a urologist tomorrow."
I laid around a week on vicodin, and thought I was dying again. The day before surgery I passed the bastard. I've had several since, but now I know the key is to get heavy opiates flowing and get to the urologist to schedule surgery ASAP.
I don't hate the vicodin.
Royal Oak Beaumont is where it's at...great doctors, friendly/hot nurses
This is terrifying me now. I figured it was something that mostly older guys have to worry about but half of these stories are from when you guys were in your early-mid 20's like me. Sheeeeiiiit.
It's just pain...
Be glad there's effective treatment.
2 IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
1) Morphine does not get rid of pain. It just makes you not care that you are in pain
2) Dilaudid is from the heavens. It is not of this earth, and should be worshiped accordingly
d) Peeing with a stent is not a normal process.
I was 19 and was not given the option to be put to sleep. Had to have a stent removed not for kidney stones but for another kidney related issue (same symptoms as some have mentioned, terrible pain and vomiting). Terrible experience.
Such a lonely feeling when they left me in the room by myself after they had just injected numbing liquid into my manhood (which they equated to feeling like you are peeing in reverse...everybody has done that right?) and then put a clamp on it and let me sit there for 5 minutes with me knowing what was coming next. Doctor strolls in and struggles to remove the stent and when she finally gets the thing out she points out that there is some calcium build up on the stent and mentions that I will most likely have kidney stones in the future. It has been 5 years and no stones yet and for the love of god hopefully no stones appear.
BEER A WEEK. TRUST ME.
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