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Old 01-12-2007, 12:29 PM
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Anyone ever suffer through them? I just had my 5th episode in about 10 years. Took 5 hours to pass, rough night of EXCRUTIATING pain to say the least.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:13 PM
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no thanks, I don't want any..
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:18 PM
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I would rather try and pass Quantum Physics first.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:31 PM
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4 episodes in 4 years.

I ain't never hurt like that. I have had one leg broken, both arms broken, one vertebrae fractured, and the tip of my middle finger on my left have severed and it all pales in comparisson to kidney stones.

Last episode was in 2004, fought for TWO WEEKS trying to pass the stone, finally I went in for lythotrypsy, passed the pieces of the stone the next day, and then bled like a stuck hog for two days.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:51 PM
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I gave birth 17 times! That's what every nurse has said to me every time I end up in the ER. Knock on wood I've been kidney stone free for the last 3 years. The worst was while I was coaching a HS football game on the road. A 2 1/2 hour school bus ride back home was missery,it would have been worse if we had lost!
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:03 PM
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Had 1 a year ago, worst pain imaginable. Constant barfing in the car (garbage can) on the way to emergency room. Barfing in the waiting room. Barfing on the gurnie on the way to X-ray to make sure it was a stone. Once confirmed, fluids and narcotics by IV, great Passed it at home a few hours later. I've had 2 migrains, stone was worse. Stone was by far more painful than my ruptured disc and recovery from surgery.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:11 PM
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Surgery to remove one last Sep. I'd rather saw off a finger, doesnt hurt as much...
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:45 PM
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Hey guys, I've had at least 10 kidney stones in the past 12 years if I remember the date right for the first one. I've passed them in as little as an hour from the first pain, and I've ended up in the hospital with them a few times. The first one began with a feeling that my left "boy" was in a vice. Didn't know what the hell was going on. Repeats start the same way. I've always managed to pass them although the last one was questionable after the x-ray.

I asked the doc to sketch me a picture relative to size on that one. I looked at it and said, yeah, been there done that! Kept that puppy for about 10 days, passed it one night, thought I was finished, then woke up the next morning in a cold sweat. Went to doc, he figured I came down with an upper respiratory tract infection while I was in the hospital overnite after an ER visit.

I've talked to a couple of women who have experienced both natural child birth and kidney stones. They say the stones are worse. Mine may have exited a larger opening, but I would have to agree that nothing feels quite like launching a stone.

Docs say they can't pinpoint why I keep growing these things. Stayed off caffiene for a year, didn't help. I'm just about due another one. Hope it comes before the wife drops me from her insurance.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:30 AM
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Ouch. I had no idea. I have broken one leg, (and someone moved it) one knee, one finger, two critical stab wounds, (accidental), seveal serious burns, (superheated/steam), 4 impacted wisdom teeth in one visit, several abscess teeth, chronic stomach ulcer (feels like gunshot wound).
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:52 AM
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Pee gravel…the only way to legally get morphine without being totally fooked up…and they send you home with your pockets stuffed full of Vicodine. Been thru it twice in almost 11-years.

Fwiw, I am told the average is gravel on about a 7-year cycle. If you guys are pissing gravel sooner than that you may not be drinking enough water to keep your kidneys cleaned out. The urologist also told me pee gravel is almost always preventable, not totally, but almost. Both the cause and the prevention are known.

Last time I went in to get the morphine and some preppy girl had the nerve to attempt to screen me! Like I have time for this when I am dying?!?

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:03 AM
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I had one 20 years ago, most painful event in my life.....
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:11 AM
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damn, that all sounds pretty painful. Do these things start at a specific time in life? If drinking lots of fluids is the answer, I probably am ok, though. A six pack a day keeps Peegravel away?
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:53 AM
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Gringo - 1/14/2007 8:11 AM

damn, that all sounds pretty painful. Do these things start at a specific time in life? If drinking lots of fluids is the answer, I probably am ok, though. A six pack a day keeps Peegravel away?
I'm 36, my 1st was at least 10 years agao, now that I think about maybe even a little longer.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:14 AM
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I had stones in my bladder, caused by calcification of the urine, which was caused by an enlarged prostate. Ended up with a TURP* - a roto-rooter job on the prostate. One of the stones they blasted away was 3/4" in diameter. This was a week in the hospital getting reversed-flushed. I don't recommend this procedure to anyone if it can be avoided at all.

I cringe just thinking about it.



*TURP = Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:49 PM
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T3rockhall,

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