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Sept.28, 2017 4:30pm. I am at a client's house. I just finished staining the front porch and they invite me in for some iced tea( I drank almost no water the whole day). I slug about three 8oz. glasses in about 30 minutes. Get paid. Go home. Wife is making dinner. I am on the phone with my Mom at 6:30pm. I am having a little twinge of pain in my right flank. I think nothing of it. As a painting contractor, I sometimes deal with minor aches and pains. 20 minutes later I have to get off the phone because the pain is excruciating! I am writhing in pain and can't sit still. My wife takes me to the ER. Medical community in my area is awful. !0 minutes passes and a nurse takes vitals and gets a urine sample. It was the color of coffee!. Says "probably a kidney stone". I spend the next 2 hours in the worst pain I've ever experienced in my mid/upper right back. There's a little girl(age 10-ish) with severe stomach pain waiting to get in also. Meanwhile, a woman with a sprained ankle who came in after me gets seen, treated, and discharged. Guy with a sore shoulder comes in. Gets seen in about half an hour. He goes home. Another woman comes in with a UTI. Seen, treated, goes home. A woman with a "migraine" comes in....seen, treated, goes home. I've seen people with REAL migraines. Tears, pain, and vomiting. This woman was playing on her iphone! This whole time, me and this child are sitting there in extreme pain and discomfort. After 2 hours, my face gets really hot, I feel the stone move, and suddenly all is right in the world (for now). I waited an additional hour to be seen to decide how to proceed. Never happened. After 3 hours, the girl( and her father) gave up and went home. And remember, they were there when I got there! I followed suit. Neither of us were seen. They said they'd call me with my urine results. Never happened. When I called to get them, they said I would have to come back and be seen. I TRIED TO BE SEEN! I see my doctor the next week. CT scan follows. 3mm stone in my bladder. The pain I felt at the ER was probably when the stone left my kidney (It has to travel over a hump). Now it's Oct. 5. Wife and I are supposed to fly out of state for 10 days on Oct. 10th. I'd really like to get this taken care of beforehand! Doctor says the stone is too small for lithotripsy (I'm getting really tired of so-called "healers" not wanting to help me). I chug gallons of water for 3 days. Nothing. So then I think, "maybe it dissolved"??? I decide that I can't stop living my life for something that may not cause me any more grief. So we go on vacation. On day 7 of vacation(Oct. 16, I wake up. Mild pain in lower right side. Strong urge to urinate, but can't go much. Then the pain increased. Hot flashes ensue. Nausea comes on strong. I'm pale white and clammy. Lasts about an hour. Then I'm fine the whole rest of the trip. Still have not passed the stone though. Today, Oct. 23, Have another episode, just like the one on Oct. 16. Still have not passed the stone. Planning to chug lots of water today. I need to get back to work tomorrow. Also have Flomax so will start taking that once I feel I can stomach some food. I will post an update when something happens.
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