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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 5, 2013 - 02:29am PT
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.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
May 5, 2013 - 04:09am PT
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)
Anastasia

climber
Home
May 5, 2013 - 04:55am PT
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.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 5, 2013 - 05:27am PT
KenM, when I initially went to the hospital, I was given Toradol....along with Fentanyl. I was a very happy camper after that.

And I agree that if you are going to do this at home, and not have the benefit of IV drugs in the hospital, forget the Percocet.....accept nothing but morphine.

The nurse in the hospital shared the same thing about babies versus stones....she had 3 kids as well....her one kidney stone was by far worse.

I should get the results back this week, in regards to what food caused my stone. I'm certain it's not a dehydration issue....I drink more water than most fish....always have.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
May 6, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Another thing that occurred to me:

When you give birth to a baby, you've really got something to show for the pain and effort. When you give birth to that little fleck of a pebble, you really have almost nothing to show for it.

The pain to gain ratio is quite whacked!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 6, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Goes to show that there is a price to pay for habitually not drinking enough water.

I rarely drink water, after all, I'm Irish. Beer is the answer.
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