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perswig

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Was it this little bastard, Dean?



Or did it feel like this?

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Ouch!
Hydrate, dude, hydrate.
Dale
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Magnesium & B6 combo supplement is supposed to help as well.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Seems like it is breaking up....just getting small pieces passing through...which is FINE by me!!!!

51 years old....first time in my life I've ever been stoned.

:D
Brian

climber
California
Apr 27, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Ouch. Sorry to hear about that Dean, I've I've heard the pain is intense (from Bruce, upthread, and others). Glad to hear you are on the mend, and glad to hear that beer and physical activity seem to be indicated. I'll do some preventative work this week!

Brian
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Last year when I was 23 I ended up in the hospital. It started whith a trip to the e.r.. Then another trip to the e.r. two daysater. Then a third the next day. Spent two more days in the hospital in horrible pain. Narrowly missed surgery. I drink more water now. Funny enough the stones were likely caused by my dropping the water off the top of our first rap of five six miles from the car in 90 degree heat. Little dehydration going on that day.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
I had cruised through the day yesterday pain free...thinking I had dodged the worst of the bullet..that my plight was over. Oh, how naive....

At 6:50 last night....I felt it....a subtle ache returning to my right twin...aka testicle. I recognized this sign from the previous morning, and instantly took a Percocet, then headed for the toilet. Within two minutes, I knew the game was on....brutally on.

My eight-year old was downstairs, and unable to hear me calling for her....I had left my anti-nausea medication next to the bed, only 20 feet away, but I was already writhing on the floor unable to move. My cell phone was in reach...I called Flanders next door.

When I told Doug I needed some help, he informed me that he had hurt himself skiing Ellery Bowl earlier in the day, and he would gimp his way over..but it would take a bit longer. Twenty minutes later, in the hatefully deep throes of pain, I heard him laboring to get up the stairs. I could barely speak.....but managed to explain what I needed. He got me the meds, and I popped one under my tongue.

I tried to actually find the humor in the scene....two climbers with nearly 90 years of experience between us in the high and wild....dodging calamity and death....both now watching each other melt in pain. I remember him constantly asking me if there was anything he could do for me....he kept turning away from my wildly contorted face as the increasing stabbing waves of pain worked me into a ball on the floor. I gulped Percocet like they were PEZ.

To his credit, Doug stayed there through this bout.....for two friggin hateful hours. He was in considerable pain himself with his aching knee...

By 9:30, my pain had calmed from a raging 10 on the scale...down to a 7....bad in it's own right, but far more tolerable....I managed to get to my feet and go downstairs for an ice pack for Doug's leg. Talk about a scene....he lying there with ice on his leg....me curled in a fetal ball wishing for instant death....

So for three days now, I've been pissing through a filter.....hoping to pass and catch that devil stone that has caused me so much grief....and I'm still waiting....

Perhaps the worst is yet to be over....maybe that thing is still in the low reaches of the ureter....waiting to lay waste to me once again. I was up last night until 0300, dealing with the pain....OR....maybe the thing is hanging out in my bladder, ready for it's journey to the little filter.

I know this.....I'm exhausted and completely over it!

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
OUCH,
Hang Tuff Dean!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Check out the microscopic image of the surface texture, looks painful.
kidney stone surface
kidney stone surface
Credit: can't say

Edit: I've had to sit with my dad in the ER 3 different times as he passed stones and can empathize with how painful it must be.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
After last night, I'm quite certain my stone looks more like this.....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#300885
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
^^^
Don't think he needs to see that right now,
trundle that b!tch already.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
My wife had this problem once. It landed her in the hospital for three days. It was very "unpleasant".

Heal up!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
As long as you can still pee, that's a good sign. If suddenly you can't, the thing really is big and you really have an emergency.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Good Grief, Dean, I read your post about you and Flanders and wished the heck I was up there to play a pleasant Nurse Rachet.

What is going on with two of my best friends.......? Dudes, Please get well. God willing I will see you both @ May 20th. Praying for each of yo. Heal up.

I want to climb with you both...the three of us on some nice little route.

Cheers, Peace, Prayers

Lynne
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Oh man Dean, I thought they ultra sounded them to pulverize them..

You and Doug... "Grumpy Old Men"...for good reason!


Susan
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:20am PT
hey there say, cragman... oh my, i am late...

prayers that you can avoid all this again, in the future...

good that flanders was able to help...

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:45am PT
Yep, emergency med kit's gotta always be close by and once you know an attack has started it has to be on your person for sure. Tough go regardless.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:03am PT
I gave birth last night at 9 p.m......named him FRODO.

F%$#ing Rock Of the Devil's Origin!!!!!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:05am PT
How big was it finally?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:06am PT
The CT scan analysis was spot on...about 5 millimeters.

I'll take a pic and post if up here shortly.
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