A Jagged Little Shard

See this?? Know what it is? Anyone? 

I’ll tell you what it is… it’s the most painful freaking thing in the world! This my friends, is a kidney stone

Luckily for me, I didn’t have to endure this jagged little shard as it scourged its way down a tube half the size of the stone. Unfortunately, it was poor dear hubby who did endure said little shard.

After a morning rush to the emergency department and over 10mg of morphine later, hubby was finally able to undergo a CT scan where they zeroed in on the little bugger. We were told to go home, keep up the drugs and eventually the stone would “pass”. 

By the miracle of the universe, hubby was able to keep doped up for a few more hours until it did pass. And just like that *snaps fingers* it was all over and he’s now back to his normal happy self. 

Have you ever had a kidney stone? How was your experience? 

42 thoughts on “A Jagged Little Shard

  1. Yes and mine were not small enough to pass, I went in for the procedure that used sound waves to obliterate them to a small size that can then be passed. quite an experience. I’ve heard said the pain is only second to child birth

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  2. Been there, done that. Has to rank as one of the worst experiences of my life. It was a good thirty years ago and I was hospitalized for several days. In addition to the pain, I threw up in a bag on the way to the ER, threw up in ER, threw up in X-ray, threw up in my hospital room. They zapped me with so much morphine, I finally went under.

    I’m glad your hubby has gotten through and is back to normal. It’s amazing that something so tiny can cause so much excruating pain.

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  3. Good Lord a-mighty. Life ain’t nothin’ but a never-endin shit-pie throwin’ contest. I’m glad he’s better, but hell! Stupid life. 🙂

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      1. How odd. Usually if someone is prone to getting stones they have dietary changes to try to help prevent them. Make sure he at least stays away from sodas. I know that is a big thing with people who get regular stones.

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