GAC...just saw this. Much praise that everything went okay.
If I may try to interject some humor into a humorless situation, a buddy of mine had a similar problem with a stone...couldn't get it out. So he had to undergo a procedure which involved a cathater. After the stone was removed, he still had to wear the cathater for a week afterwards.
Naturally, I told him that it's too bad it wasn't Halloween time. For his office costume party he could show up naked on roller skates and tell everyone he was a pull toy...
Gallows humor at its best...or worst.
Hang tough, pal.