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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:27am PT
I just looked at FRODO under a high power magnifying lens....it looks VERY similar to the photo that Can't Say posted up thread....loaded with sharp, nasty ridges....no wonder they hurt so much!!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#300984
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Aw, Aint he cute!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 11:07am PT
NO!!! Under the lens, one edge of him looks like the spine of a Stegosaurus!!!
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Apr 29, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Okay, I flunked the centimeter thing before...but 5 mm equals .19685 of an inch, about 1/5 of an inch. Either that is an awfully large pen or...

Either way, it's amazing how painful those little suckers can be!
troutbreath

climber
Kanada
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
I had a 11 m.m. one that I couldn't pass. So they sent 17 inches of plastic up you know what, to nudge it out of the way so my kidney could drain. After three trips to lithotripsy the broke the back of the beast. Then removed the plastic intruder that was slowly becoming part of my body after seven months. That was 18 years ago and I still occaisonally pass some carnage. I eventually found that when I was in pain and had no pain killers, that getting into a hot as you can handle it bath helped to relieve the pain. Takes about 15 minutes of soaking the back.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
DEAN, that thing looks ginormous given how svelte the plumbing through which they pass.
May it have no brothers or sisters.

Soldier on....with Spring Falls flowing unimpeded.

Oweeeee


Susan
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Glad your doing better and that all came out ok Cragman. Sounds like it was painful, but you got lots of support from the taco crowd :-)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Flanders was just over here looking at FRODO with the magnifying lens.....made him CRINGE!!!!!

Utilizing the internet, this is the closest thing I could find that resembles what FRODO looks like under the lens....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#300990
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Calcium oxalate stone 15mm in mutiple renal calculi expelled during micturition.


Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
I can confidently say that, should you find yourself in similar straits....forget the Percoset! Don't let them send you home with ANYTHING less than pure MORPHINE!

If they don't....stay in the hospital!!!!!

At the height of the worst of my attack and pain, I had FOUR Percoset in me....didn't even TOUCH the pain!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Dropped FRODO off at the lab today in hopes of finding out what I am overdoing it on diet-wise...to have produced such a hateful thing.

Hope it's not chocolate!!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Credit: Thanks Google


Susan
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
I usually get by with the Oxycodone + Soma (Carisoprodol) combo, but Oxycontin or MS Morphine + Phenergan (for nausea) is certainly a step up in bad cases. But if it's that bad I'd just go to the ER and get the Dilaudid. Can't recommend the Soma highly enough given it relaxes the pipes and puts you to sleep, but it may be tough to get someone to script it for kidney stones (but I'd ask regardless).
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Apr 29, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
I only gave birth 3 times with no drugs involved. Watched my husband deliver 2 kidney stones. I never saw so much vomiting and writhing in my life - well except for the kidney stone patients transported during my EMT ride-alongs. Hardest part was watching the POOR decision to go light on medications at first under the false assumption that more pain killers would be immediately available in the ER. Then all the looney tunes had car crashes, suicide attempts, and other bad events. All ER people were legitimately busy with dying people, and now my husband wants more drugs. None available for 40 loooong minutes. My advice - this is not time to be a hero. It seems to hurt a lot. Get on top of the pain before it turns you into the protagonist of the exorcist. It was ugly to watch, let along experience it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Witholding pain meds is verrry old and bad medicine.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 1, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Symptoms are returning...S%$#!!!!!!!

Heading back to the hospital now....
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 1, 2013 - 11:39am PT
I'm so sorry! Take the first one with you so they can figure out why you're getting these.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 1, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Oh boy, maybe twins?
TravisMcGee

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 1, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
I sympathize. I had my first last summer. Knocked me down hard. My poor kid thought I was dying; wife too. Thank god I was close to the ER. They found a 12mm stone and didn't even begin to ask me to wait for it to pass. Two options; in through the kidney or in through the junk. Either way I was headed for general anesthesia and I was OKAY with that. Ended up going in and pulverizing it. Worse part was the damn stint they installed. No, check that, it was getting the damn stint OUT. No anesthesia for that the sick bastards.

Good luck, brother.
Captain...or Skully

climber
May 1, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
I sure hope you get better soon, Craggy.
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