Well I'm not a guy but I do share some of your pain. I have periodic hydronyhprosis. Last time I had to wear a nephrostomy bag for about two months because the inflammation was blocking the ureter. You don't want to have to do this. I doesn't hurt, but it's very annoying especially in warm weather. I wish the doc would give you some pain relief and know that you NEED this procedure one way or the other. Let us know how you do with the xanax.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.