3. "RE: my wife had them years ago." In response to Reply # 2
>how did you pass it?
thru my pee hole! lol, but for real, mine was basically as big as it can be where they still let you try to pass it on your own - any bigger and its straight to surgery. Lots of water. And they gave me flowmax too, which is supposed to make your tubes a little bigger or whatever, but i dont know that it did anything.
>did you know it was there?
ya, i knew it was coming this morning. i could feel something unpleasant happening.
>how painful was it before passing?
the worst part was when it leaves the kidney - that was like 2+ weeks ago. That was like intense back/stomach pain, sweats, nausia, vomiting - felt like the lord was smiting me, straight up.
>how painful was the passing of it?
it was sharp but fast.
>what was your reaction?
>were you home?
no just got to work this morning. so dude in the next stall heard me like "HOLY SHIT!"
7. "congrats. trust me passing it is less painful than surgery" In response to Reply # 0
i've had half a dozen or so stones. the worst one was misdiagnosed as small enough to pass but by the time they discovered it, it was not. i had a huge paid internship that summer so i just toughed it out all summer, then they hired me to work extra time and i didn't get operated on until january. by then it was the size (in diameter) of a quarter. that shit sucked, man, the first four or five days after surgery were just dog shit. pissing blood, stent in, throwing up a lot, etc. so while passing them can be painful, it's way better than the alternative.
And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.