Sorry I've been in and out a bit lately...
July 16, 2009

I had to go to the doctor just recently. I woke up late at night with a horrible pain in my side. It felt a little bit like someone had just kicked me in my family jewels...and the pain wasn't getting better....it was getting worse.

Finally I ended up having to go to the hospital because the pain got excruciating, and it wasn't going away on it's own.

After waiting to see a doctor, then finally getting in they diagnosed me as having a kidney stone. Prescribing pain medication for it, they sent me home. I waited for the pharmacy to open (which was a couple of hours), and got the prescription filled. Taking the pills, I waited for them to take effect. They didn't. Turned out the pills I was prescribed was the equivalent of children's aspirin.

I went back to the hospital, and had to wait again to see a doctor. By this time I'm having to fight off throwing up from the intense pain. Just waiting to see a doctor I fought off throwing up 5 times. A different doctor saw me, and seeing what the previous doctor has prescribed, he gave me a prescription for something that would actually kill the pain. To give you an idea of what was going on, they gave me 2 shots of morphine, and it killed the pain for 2 hours. Yeah. 2 hours.

Once again I went to the pharmacy, and finally got relief from the pain. By the time this happened practically every muscle in my body was tightened from perpetual nausea.

It had been said to me that a kidney stone was the male equivalent of giving birth. Well I've had several women who've given birth that said they'd rather give birth again than have another kidney stone.

So if I haven't been around a lot lately, I hope you understand why. I'm at the point now where I can function without wanting to rip someone's head off, and I think that's a step in the right direction. :)



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JANUS2 JANUS2 - July 17, 2009 (07:41 AM)
Ouuch. Sounds painful. Does it go away with medication then, or do you have to have them removed?
honestgamer honestgamer - July 17, 2009 (08:05 AM)
Your experience sounds very much like something that I would go out of my way to avoid.
ManOWarr ManOWarr - July 18, 2009 (10:40 PM)
They only go away if they're under a certain size. Otherwise they have to perform surgery. This means going thru the urethra (that's right, they stick a tube far up your penis).

If you haven't fainted after reading that last part, then yes, with a lot of fluids to clean your system out and the proper pain medication then you can overcome it on your own.

After convulsing from retching and pain, I was left sore, but I'm now starting to feel MUCH better. I actually went today without any pain medication so I think I'm in the clear.

FYI--I'd rather bait a crocodile with my manlihood than go through this again.

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