Today was a day to go down in the books for me. Everyone who reads this site regularly knows that i have a small problem with kidney stones. I’ve passed 25 in the past 4 years and have had surgery twice. I’m not going to get into why I have them, etc., because I don’t really know — but I’m working with a very good urologist to find out.
Anyway — I was having some pain in early March, and I thought I should go see the dick doc to see what was going on. He told me to go have an x-ray — and lo and behold, I had a stone. *surprise*.
Well — it was. Because it was an 8mm stone.
The doctors have always told me that passing a 7mm stone was a 50/50 chance. So i was like *fuck* cuz surgery is expensive.
So my doc wanted to do lithotripsy on it, but i was like “lemme try to pass it, and if it gets still I’ll call you.” So he gave me lots of pain meds and sent me on my way.
Well … I passed that bitch today. And it was one of the least troublesome stones I’ve ever had – albeit the largest. So, for your benefit — I took pictures. I actually passed two … the big one — and then about an hour later, the smaller.
Aren’t you glad YOU don’t piss rocks?