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Kidney stones much? 😅 My Father in law NEVER drank water. It was crazy. He had quite a few kidney stones, which I hear are the closest a dude can come to experiencing child birth pain.

I had one 2 years ago. I drink more since then .... pain is like somebody kicks you in the - you know where.

Well, I was being facetious.

I have a good friend who has been prone to them for years. We were in the middle of Colorado on a motorcycling trip when he got an attack, and with no catheter, he was in bad shape.

Nearest town was Paonia, got him down there and found a doctor's office...had to summon the doctor back from lunch.

As fortune would have it, both the doc and my buddy were from the same small town in Indiana.

Yeah, I drink water. But I allow myself a daily beer as well, most days.
 

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PeteyTwoPointOne PeteyTwoPointOne I know I’m foiling your daily K18 bump, but I thought this was interesting. ;) Orange peels?!


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PeteyTwoPointOne PeteyTwoPointOne I know I’m foiling your daily K18 bump, but I thought this was interesting. ;) Orange peels?!


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Hahah, no worries...It's all good fun <imho> plus this is a great attention grabber!

WTF with the orange peels INDEED...but most surprising to me is the wet-wipes...100 years?!?!

Kidney Stones are no joke...almost killed me, albeit kinda indirectly, but still.

I had a 10mm stone hung in my ureter <the tube from kidney to bladder, usually the diameter of a wet spagetti noodle>...my left kidney was so full of urine it looked like cauliflower on the MRI. Doc suggested blasting it with sound waves <lithotripsy>. All that did was mess with my pancreas and cause a case of acute pancreatitis. Put me in the hospital for a week--without food for 3 days & nights-- during which time I caught pneumonia.

Eventually I stabilized to where he blasted the stone with a laser and retrieved it endoscopically in pieces out the end of my, well, you know. :oops:

But the best part was having a 2 foot long stent inserted from my kidney to my bladder attached to a length of what appeared to be dental floss hanging out the end of my Johnson for "stent retrieval" a month later. And yes, they remove the stent by having Nurse Ratchet pull it out the entire path from kidney thru bladder out distal end of Mr. Johnson....while you're awake...BIG FUN!
 

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Hahah, no worries...It's all good fun <imho> plus this is a great attention grabber!

WTF with the orange peels INDEED...but most surprising to me is the wet-wipes...100 years?!?!

Kidney Stones are no joke...almost killed me, albeit kinda indirectly, but still.

I had a 10mm stone hung in my ureter <the tube from kidney to bladder, usually the diameter of a wet spagetti noodle>...my left kidney was so full of urine it looked like cauliflower on the MRI. Doc suggested blasting it with sound waves <lithotripsy>. All that did was mess with my pancreas and cause a case of acute pancreatitis. Put me in the hospital for a week--without food for 3 days & nights-- during which time I caught pneumonia.

Eventually I stabilized to where he blasted the stone with a laser and retrieved it endoscopically in pieces out the end of my, well, you know. :oops:

But the best part was having a 2 foot long stent inserted from my kidney to my bladder attached to a length of what appeared to be dental floss hanging out the end of my Johnson for "stent retrieval" a month later. And yes, they remove the stent by having Nurse Ratchet pull it out the entire path from kidney thru bladder out distal end of Mr. Johnson....while you're awake...BIG FUN!
Jesus Christ, I'm off to get a glass of water!
 

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Hahah, no worries...It's all good fun <imho> plus this is a great attention grabber!

WTF with the orange peels INDEED...but most surprising to me is the wet-wipes...100 years?!?!

Kidney Stones are no joke...almost killed me, albeit kinda indirectly, but still.

I had a 10mm stone hung in my ureter <the tube from kidney to bladder, usually the diameter of a wet spagetti noodle>...my left kidney was so full of urine it looked like cauliflower on the MRI. Doc suggested blasting it with sound waves <lithotripsy>. All that did was mess with my pancreas and cause a case of acute pancreatitis. Put me in the hospital for a week--without food for 3 days & nights-- during which time I caught pneumonia.

Eventually I stabilized to where he blasted the stone with a laser and retrieved it endoscopically in pieces out the end of my, well, you know. :oops:

But the best part was having a 2 foot long stent inserted from my kidney to my bladder attached to a length of what appeared to be dental floss hanging out the end of my Johnson for "stent retrieval" a month later. And yes, they remove the stent by having Nurse Ratchet pull it out the entire path from kidney thru bladder out distal end of Mr. Johnson....while you're awake...BIG FUN!
Damn, Ron, just damn.
 

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I had never heard of this type of fish till today and I'm friggin getting to be old! Sheephead fish, apparently quite a common marine species on the east coast from Cape Cod to the Gulf including the Carolinas. Look at those chompers, eek! Believe it or not, this fella has a decent looking set; some of them though can look downright whack!

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I had never heard of this type of fish till today and I'm friggin getting to be old! Sheephead fish, apparently quite a common marine species on the east coast from Cape Cod to the Gulf including the Carolinas. Look at those chompers, eek! Believe it or not, this fella has a decent looking set; some of them though can look downright whack!

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Damn, Ron, just damn.

Part of my community service is to provide a PSA once a month on BF...you're welcome....

.... He had quite a few kidney stones, which I hear are the closest a dude can come to experiencing child birth pain...

That's a myth

During my dozen+ trips to the urologist, whenever the "what're ya in for?" convo. got sparked in the waiting room, the consensus whenever I spoke with the ladies who'd had experience with both childbirth and kidney stones was, they'd rather have triplets than one bad, lodged kidney stone. Now, mind you, every experience is different and most of the folks I spoke with who actually naturally "passed" their stones said it was damn unpleasant but they made it through. But I'm not sh*tting ya when I tell ya I'd rather die in the fetal position on my bedroom floor that morning in 3AM as I was at that time, than consider the prospect of having to "live" with that pain with a zero prognosis of relief in the near future....3 units of morphine in the back of the ambulance in my driveway, God only knows how much dilaudid when I got in the ER, and as much Toradol as they could pump into my IV...didn't make a dent in the suffering.

Urologist on call said he had only seen one other case of someone with a stone that size impacted that far down into the ureter. All the docs said I was fortunate I didn't lose my left kidney.
 

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Hahah, no worries...It's all good fun <imho> plus this is a great attention grabber!

WTF with the orange peels INDEED...but most surprising to me is the wet-wipes...100 years?!?!

Kidney Stones are no joke...almost killed me, albeit kinda indirectly, but still.

I had a 10mm stone hung in my ureter <the tube from kidney to bladder, usually the diameter of a wet spagetti noodle>...my left kidney was so full of urine it looked like cauliflower on the MRI. Doc suggested blasting it with sound waves <lithotripsy>. All that did was mess with my pancreas and cause a case of acute pancreatitis. Put me in the hospital for a week--without food for 3 days & nights-- during which time I caught pneumonia.

Eventually I stabilized to where he blasted the stone with a laser and retrieved it endoscopically in pieces out the end of my, well, you know. :oops:

But the best part was having a 2 foot long stent inserted from my kidney to my bladder attached to a length of what appeared to be dental floss hanging out the end of my Johnson for "stent retrieval" a month later. And yes, they remove the stent by having Nurse Ratchet pull it out the entire path from kidney thru bladder out distal end of Mr. Johnson....while you're awake...BIG FUN!
Ouch!

Reminds me of something in college. Buddy of mine was admitted for emergency surgery: suspected appendicitis.

So they cut him open, and when he wakes up, they say, "Good news and bad news". "Good news is, it wasn't appendicitis. Your appendix was fine, but since we were already in there, we just went ahead and removed it, so you don't ever have to worry about getting appendicitis". "Bad news is, we don't know what's causing your acute stomach pain" 😝

They put him in a double room for recovery and observation (they never did figure out what was causing his stomach/abdominal pain. Apparently, by the time he'd recovered from the post op pain, the other pain was gone).

Went to visit him again a couple days later and he says, "You know the old guy who was asleep the last time you were here? Well, he woke up".

Apparently, the old guy woke up disoriented and crabby as all heck, goes, "What the hell is going on?!!! Where am I?!!!" Starts yanking off the leads and IV and sees a tube, goes "What the heck is THIS?!!!" grabs it and yanks hard. It's his catheter that they inserted post op. The kind where they inflate the tip after insertion so it doesn't work its way back out. Buddy said the whole floor probably heard the, "EEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!" 😬

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Ouch!

Reminds me of something in college. Buddy of mine was admitted for emergency surgery: suspected appendicitis.

So they cut him open, and when he wakes up, they say, "Good news and bad news". "Good news is, it wasn't appendicitis. Your appendix was fine, but since we were already in there, we just went ahead an removed it, so you don't ever have to worry about getting appendicitis". "Bad news is, we don't know what's causing your acute stomach pain" 😝

They put him in a double room for recovery and observation (they never did figure out what was causing his stomach/abdominal pain. Apparently, by the time he'd recovered from the post op pain, the other pain was gone).

Went to visit him again a couple days later and he says, "You know the old guy who was asleep the last time you were here? Well, he woke up".

Apparently, the old guy woke up disoriented and crabby as all heck, goes, "What the hell is going on?!!! Where am I?!!!" Starts yanking off the leads and IV and sees a tube, goes "What the heck is THIS?!!!" grabs it and yanks hard. It's his catheter that they inserted post op. The kind where they inflate the tip after insertion so it doesn't work its way back out. Buddy said the whole floor probably heard the, "EEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!" 😬

🤣🤣🤣

Damn! I drew my knees together just imagining that!

Actually, my experience with the stent removal was <ultimately> a relief because having it "indwelling" up my flank was not fun.

And the actual extraction was more "unusual" feeling than painful overall, and although I joked about it, I was very grateful to get it over and done with.

The stent itself was long and skinny, iirc, there was a little curl on the far end kinda like a pig's tail, nothing HUGE though, thank goodness. I was told it had been inserted to help my ureter stay open and not scar closed when healing from the endoscopic procedures I underwent.

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