princess, thanks for the post. I guess I must be lucky too...since all previous stones took 1-3 days of excruciating pain to pass into the bladder, then only a few days to a week of sore kidneys after. I guess my kidneys are making up for it now though lol. Definitely very comforting to hear that other people have prolonged pain after a stone.
Well nvrthesame, not sure if it's time to celebrate yet. I was looking at the screen during my ultrasound, and even though I'm not a dr, it was very easy to see the 2 stones still hanging out in my left kidney and I'm pretty sure there are still some little pieces in my right kidney, the ultrasound tech agreed...not working myself up on that one yet though til the report comes back since the first ultrasound said the right kidney was clear. But I didn't really believe that anyway because the right side still hurts.
Can't wait to get my stone reports back. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning haha.
Oh yeah, no dr is created equal for sure. I have been through quite a few dr's in my day, been seeing them since before I could talk. I finally have a good team now..primary care, GI, pain specialist, ENT, heart specialist and for the first time in my life, other than the stones, I've been quite healthy and med free for over 2 years (other than some natural medicine that isn't legal in all states so I'll keep that to myself)...so now I just need a good urologist.
This dr is young and cool, but very dismissive...like most dr's. All he did was try and give me pain meds. Told him the pain doesn't bother me, it's the cause of the pain that I'm worried about. That's when he went on to explain muscle pain to me and how to take care of it. But, I always give these dr's a few visits before I decide. Like my pain specialist, he was dismissive too, til he found out I won't take pain meds...I think he thought I was just seeking pills at first.
What does everyone do when that good ol' back pain comes on and you realize it's a stone passing? I hop in a hot bath and listen to extremely loud music. Then I just sort of zone out and wait. I passed one during spring planting 2 years ago, it took 3 days, was in the tractor planting soybeans the whole time...boy was my girlfriend mad at me on that one lol. I didn't tell anyone til it was over because I knew they would just make me go to the hospital but I wanted to work :)
Oh yeah, probably worth mentioning that I passed another stone/chunk this morning. I'm going for the record lol.
Crohn's Disease - Acid Reflux - Kidney Stones - Fibromyalgia - Chronic Fatigue - Migraines - Heart Disease...and I'm only 29 haha.