Dean...All i know is if i were in anything close to the type of pain you are describing .. I'd get me some morphine.. f*#k it .. load me up and wake me up when it's over. Or maybe that Toradol that ken mention plus morphine.
Puking on the hospital floor, sniveling like a newborn babe, including the wailing.
After morphine (God bless poppies!), I apologized to the nurse for all my carrying on.
She said, "Nothing to apologize for. I've had three kids and one kidney stone. I would give birth to the three kids one after the other instead of having another kidney stone."
The level of pain is beyond description to those that have not experienced it. It's like you become pain itself.
The amazing thing about morphine (in my experience) is that it doesn't take the pain away. It's like you still know the pain is there. But in some weird way, it's no longer YOUR pain. It's like you can say, "There is pain," but it's not "attached" to you; like it's no longer troubling you. It's "distant." At least that's what the experience was like for me.
I hope you've gotten passed it by now! (lame pun intended)
Yes, and it was a little bitty tiny stone. I thought I was dying, I was curled up in the fetal position for a full 18 hours before it passed. Goes to show that there is a price to pay for habitually not drinking enough water.