Re: kidney stone story
I went through kidney stones over the summer. The pain lasted for more than two days, with the nausea and everything. I passed them, and I felt some but not the others. It kind of depends on what kind they are. Some break up as they go through, some do not. I must say that I do the same thing when my side/back starts to feel funny, but luckily I haven't had any other problems. The only thing I can say is something others here told me... Lay off caffeine and drink lots of water. I've cut caffeine almost completely out of my diet.
The only way you could have told for sure is to filter your urine, which I'm surprised they didn't have you do.
Also, people who have never had kidney stones can't relate to the pain, it took me to the floor, and my orthopaedic doctor says I have one of the highest pain tolerances he's ever seen. People who hadn't had them where I work picked on me a little, but one of my bosses who had been in that situation quickly explained that it is nothing to laugh at...
"I thought I'd get your theories, mock them, then embrace my own. The usual." -- House
"You guys are still thinking like doctors when you should be thinking like plumbers. Come on, I wanna see some butt crack." -- House
Last edited by acredsfan; 02-04-2008 at 11:56 PM.